Posts Tagged ‘economists’

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THE FALLACY OF ENDLESS ECONOMIC GROWTH

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The economics game is rigged from top to bottom. Having been force-fed this crap for years now, at university, it’s clear that schizophrenia is at the heart of the endeavor.

Economists, such as those who pen the overpriced textbooks, all concede that there are major problems: pollution, global warming, resource depletion, etc.

However, every single one of them prays on the altar of “Growth.”

Everything they do, everything they recommend, everything they dress up in pseudo-scientific justification is in the service of unlimited “growth.”

The word “growth” is the very cornerstone of our failing paradigm. Infinite growth is cancer. Cancerous expansion is what these people preach, these high priests of Globalization. It is the basis for their world view, despite the monumental problems directly caused by this growth.

While lamenting the gobbling up of the world’s arable lands, the over-fishing of its seas, and the rising thermostat, nearly everything discussed by these people concerns how to do more of it, not less.

That’s schizophrenia, and that’s what has gotten us here. So, this Earth Day say “Fuck you” to an economist. At least you’ll feel a bit better as we sink together into the hell flames.