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Humanism the basis of modern capitalism and the destruction of the Biosphere.

Posted by Kairos 
Humanism the basis of modern capitalism and the destruction of the Biosphere.
March 20, 2016 08:06PM
You can see it in Marxist theory in which each stage of revolution corresponds to a further liberalizing of economics. As each class gains acceptance as worthy humans, so each class is thus able to become a part of the market in the sense that they can now gather capital as opposed to serfdom etc., Neo-liberalism, which is extremely capitalistic is the dominant modern form of this in which through 'globalization' everyone in the world is now to become part of the market and can gain capital.

The cost of all this 'humanizing' is the further destruction of the Biosphere, which is treated as a mere commodity and means to enhancing further enrichment for the billions of humans.

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All too true and yes, destruction of the biosphere will be the consequence of a "business as usual" attitude, perhaps even in the short term future. However there are 2 possible solutions that should be applicable regardless of the political and economic system(s) in place (and calling these "solutions" may just speculative optimism on my part)

1- Humans globally develop transportation systems and industrial production systems that are long term compatible with the biosphere (Current systems are not).

2 . The global population is controlled to a number such that the biosphere's natural systems can sustain and process any long term damage inflicted by this smaller global population.

However, I fear that the practical reality is that neither of these is achievable by humanity. Perhaps the truth is that, like the dinosaurs of an earlier period of the earth's history, we will be naturally selected for extinction.
Re: Humanism the basis of modern capitalism and the destruction of the Biosphere.
April 20, 2016 04:34AM
No, 1 is a certainty. new energy technology is years away the issue is with cost and market penetration investors have been betting on this for years...
Re: Humanism the basis of modern capitalism and the destruction of the Biosphere.
April 20, 2016 06:12AM
Cincinnatus: agreed on all points.

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