By “capitalism” we mean any ideology regarding Humans and Nature as “assets” and condoning profit deriving from their exploitation. Even communism is capitalism to that extent.
We spent this week wandering the headlines and shaking our head in disbelief, and inserted those retaining our attention here below to share them with you.
The concept of trade works best when limited to people who live close to and know each other. Meaning that trade has to remain very local to have more upsides than downsides, that also restricts earnings of course though. But still on that small scale collusion does happen since our values are built upon hierarchy. Monetarism is the cement of the latter.
To increase trade, there is no way around other than expanding the business. It is the “consolidation effect” that turns trade into a psychopathic way of life. So when you take a look at the headlines below, you can see by yourself that we merely are stating the obvious.
When commerce depends on such massive shenanigans, it is pretty clear that the global economy has no future whatsoever.
It took us 10 years or so of investigation to come to term with the following 3 axioms:
- if there is no profit there is no reason for money to exist (cooperation will do instead)
- the mere presence of money is what drives profit. There is no way to prevent the plundering mentality
- the flaw is embedded in the premise. Money cannot fix any problems and even accelerates them
Nothing regenerative that can happen until we begin to admit that our situation is desperate — and deal with it!
Zeitgeist Moving Forward: End Scene (8mins)
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Two billion and rising: the global trade in live animals in eight charts – The world’s seas and roads are awash with farm animals, with almost two billion pigs, cattle, sheep and chickens trucked or shipped as exports in 2017
Fresh fish caught off Britain goes on 10,000-MILE round trip before being sold in UK supermarkets (jan 2020)
America’s Radioactive Secret (jan 2020)
Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America
USDA to Allow Chickens From U.S. to Be Shipped to China for Processing and Back to U.S. for Consumption, Just Like Seafood (2014)
Japanese sushi tycoon pays £1.4M for ONE giant bluefin tuna fish
U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’: environment watchdog (2020)
Human Trafficking Is an Epidemic in the U.S. It’s Also Big Business (2019)
Six companies are about to merge into the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history (2016)
Top executives from Bayer, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta, China National Chemical Corp., declined an invitation to appear at the hearing. (we couldn’t find links saying these mergers had been rejected)