I tried to answer that a bit by pointing out the purpose of the earth to begin with. It is here to serve us and provide for humanity.Originally Posted by EYE
Capitalism has been hands down the best manager of that resource... and as I said, it is because of the dynamic between the requirement of human labor (the thing which facilitates individual prosperity) to produce goods. Once that chain is broken... capitalism doesn't work(Or I don't think it will).
I would contend that change is going to need to come in the next 50 years, not the next 500. Which means it is close enough that it needs to be considered and the alternatives weighed.Originally Posted by EYE
We are going to face the near extinction of the human job. With the one exception being what Ibelsd pointed out.. which is thinking.
Air, the gov doesn't provide it per say.. but it is about as close to what you can get when speaking of an unlimited resource, and the private sector has basically worked to dirty it. Still, I think it is comparable.Originally Posted by IBELSD
And what is the econ 101 on an economy that doesn't require people(or only requires a small % of the population.. hell even 60% of the population) in order to produce all possible goods. 25%-40% chronic unemployment is a tipping point for me. It represents a chronic "great depression" economy of america, and that would be a failed economic model IMO.
In the face of such a situation, I don't see an alternative to a mixed economy.. or am I missing something?
I agree with your cries against the gov, but big brother business is not better. They are after all who the gov (AKA #2) works for. Oligarchy is not superior to dictatorship.Originally Posted by IBELSD