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Capitalism, Globalism and Economic Growth


I believe that pure Capitalism, Globalism and Economic Growth will very gradually lead to a worse situation for populations in general. I have written extensively on this subject and my webpage “The Unstable Nature of Life” (with its sub-webpages) covers the subject completely. But this writing adds up to about 15,000 words - and no one will read it. The diagram, I show below, should give you some an idea of the complexity of the subject. So to put my case now, in just one page, will be very difficult. But I must try.


            Let me first talk about the nature of these 3 subjects.

 

Now Capitalism is basically a very simple system. Here, everyone works to obtain as much of the money and resources of the country as possible. It is often described as “Laisse-Faire” because most transactions are allowed. Such a system is very good for the rich and powerful people of a country, because it allows them to accumulate most of the wealth of a country. It is not so good for the poor or kind people. And this is precisely what we are seeing at the moment. It is very well documented that the rich are getting much richer and the poor are getting much poorer in most countries.
            Capitalism is not too bad if it tempered by socialism. But, left to itself, it can be absolutely awful - as you will see, if you read about the normal state of the workers in past centuries.

 

Globalism, as we now know it, is relatively knew. Its advantage is that it promises to provide cheaper goods - mostly made in specialist countries. Globalism is good for the rich industrialists of a country, because they can then hire cheap workers from third world countries. It is not so good for the local workers because they often lose their jobs. Globalism is also good for the rich because it allows them to hide their ill-gotten in foreign countries and so avoid tax.

 

Economic Growth should help the unemployed people in a country to gain jobs again. The evidence is that unemployed people usually do get jobs again. But these new jobs are often part-time and they don’t pay as well. These facts are also well documented.
            Economic Growth is also bad for the ecology. Such unnecessary growth tends to mean that the world will tend to loose its essential recourses. Also this economic growth causes Climate Change and we tend to lose our wonderful abundance and variety of wildlife.

 

My desire then is that we can get a few of my simple Green Communities working, which all people could see. Then people would know that there really is a good alternative to these 3 systems. Quite a few people might join these communities and enjoy a quiet healthy rural life with plenty of free time.

 

But the majority of people would stay where they are - but instead they might start to vote for socialist measures again, when the rich start to get too powerful.
            So, hopefully, countries then would start to work again, as they did when I was young and happy in the 1950’s, 1960s and 1970s.

 

This diagram shows how easy it is for problems to get worse. We all, very naturally, like to choose the easiest option. And this usually means three things.: 1) We tend to forget about the distant future; 2) We try to stay in the same job, because we know the job well; 3) We try to avoid thinking about the difficult problems associated controlling communities.
            This diagram therefore is divided into 3 parts: – purple on the left about the distant future problems; blue in the middle about staying in the same job; and yellow on the right about the control process’s.
            But, unfortunately, this is still a very complex diagram, which will quite a long time to understand. It took me quite a long time to work it all out and explain everything in it.

 

 

My next normal webpage is:"Equality, Democracy, Freedom and Variety" .

 

          You might now also like to look back at:

either my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website and lists all my webpages),

or "Green Living" (which introduces this major set of webpages),

or "Forming Green Communities", (which introduces this set of webpages).

 

Updated on 27/10/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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