incomplete. Permitting the continued support and defense of ‘outdated systems’ that no longer sustain evolving life’s requirements, laying waste to Earth’s natural systems and the life that depends on it, is not a healthy option.
Here is why.
Energy and Economy are inseparable – The term Energy here includes Work – time effort spent. Revisiting an historical view, one will note the similarities of scale dysfunction, obstacles to growth in both (energy and economy) – as measured by cumulative/composite outcomes – distinctly dangerous trends reflecting stagnation effects each has upon the other; neither can continue to stagnate much longer and still support life.
AWARENESS IS KEY – as facts and evidence piles up – NOT ONLY to see the forest through the trees, but that ‘The Whole’ is a much greater, complete concept than the sum of its parts, and thrives with greater degrees of freedom than currently available.
Evidence from the dated GOOD – energy economy – like buggy whip, has spun into ‘THE OLD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY’ (necessary but insufficient, no longer suffices, conditions)
David Korten (from Kat) More studies point to evidence that our unbridled, dysfunctional, predatory, discriminatory economic system is causing harm to the very systems that support human life. “Planetary Boundaries 2.0” is a new report from researchers at the Stockholm Resilience Centre: “Pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth’s natural systems.”
reward for their effort and contribution. Material consumption is the path to happiness. Poverty is a consequence of laziness. We humans are by nature individualistic competitors. This is a blessing, because the invisible hand of the free market channels our individual and corporate competitive drive for financial gain to choices that maximize economic growth and thereby maximize the wealth and well-being of all. Corporations aggregate the talents and interests of people working together to
our health and well-being are placed at ever-greater risk by a system that destroys families and communities, devastates the essential life sustaining services of nature, and concentrates wealth and power detached from the needs and interests of people and communities.
We are all accomplices. We allow multinational food corporations and speculators to decide every day who is eating and living, and who is starving and dying. They are now the major decision makers for our beliefs, perceptions, for what we
study, what skills are required, university research directions, what jobs are available, pay scales, supplies required from entrepreneurs and new business startups, what we hear and see on multimedia, health and medical research
trends/remedies/costs, elimination of durable goods, and so on to infinitude ……….. leaving us free, in what little spare time we have, to sponsor meaningless trivia to no end.
Worthy of note, free sun and wind energy gained ground only when prices/profit designs advanced to equal footing with current existing exorbitant energy costs …. And hydrogen from free water, not so much yet, as simple, cost free, processes to extract H2 from tap water are almost visible and will be very difficult to continue to hide under the carpet of pseudo beliefs. ALL For our investors, shareholders ….. Maximize EBITDA, HOURLY and DAILY.
generations depend on it