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Money Trail: Is Capitalism Killing the Environment?

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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 07:28 PM
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A shocking new report uncovers 3 key findings that prove how our capitalist country helps kill the environment. Find out where your hard-earned money is going! If the government takes 40% of your pay...you should probably know what they’re doing with it. Agree or disagree with me?





posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: JesseVentura
A shocking new report uncovers 3 key findings that prove how our capitalist country helps kill the environment. Find out where your hard-earned money is going! If the government takes 40% of your pay...you should probably know what they’re doing with it. Agree or disagree with me?



I agree with you - the way we are running things is madness. This aggression will not stand, man!



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:09 PM
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Yup, capitalism stinks. And so does a monetary economy.

I don't believe a utopia can exist, but I know we can do better than any of the ism's that exist today.

Are you, Jesse, or anyone else on ATS familiar with what a resource based economy is?

I find an RBE to be an interesting concept - perhaps the only viable option we have left, if we want to keep living these relativity high qualities of life most of us enjoy in the west.

I'm not saying that an RBE would fix everything, but it sure seems a bit more sane of a plan for humanity, as opposed to; capitalism, socialism, fascism, communism or even the dreaded military dictatorship (which I think is debatable, as a dictatorship actually may not be that bad of a thing for society-for a short term. It does get things rolling pretty quick. Albeit in one direction...so I guess choose that direction wisely, if need be.).

Cool video!



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: JesseVentura

Ideologies, whether political or not, lack all volition, and hence, cannot harm a thing. It is the people, who have forgotten about what exists in favour of what doesn't, who hold the rest of nature in contempt.



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: JesseVentura

for a smart species we are pretty dumb.....money rules over everything.....there is no need for the "if" in your title there is no doubt we are ruining the environment in search for cash



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:02 PM
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North Korea is said to be the last functioning Communist state, China and Russia certainly aren't fully capitalist, yet they're modern. Are those countries environmentally friendly? Don't bother answering, we know.

When no person owns anything in particular, there's really no reason for anyone to keep things clean (unless he sees further into the future than most people do).

Homeowners keep their yards clean, apartment dwellers leave the clean up for somebody else. Consider "Public Transportation," "Public Toilets," "Public Housing." Are any of those ever clean?



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: JesseVentura

A shocking new report uncovers 3 key findings that prove how our capitalist country helps kill the environment.


And maybe the same report shows how capitalism is helping the environment. Lots of successful capital ventures are building "non-fossil" energy sources, and making profit off of recycling.

And maybe non-capitalist world organizations (like many governments) are doing more to kill the environment.

very "clever" video


And yes, people are sheep for letting "government" take money and not be 100% accountable.


edit on Oct-08-2014 by xuenchen because:




posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:51 PM
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Capitalism maybe good for people who don't want to be bothered with. But, in no way it is our past lifestyle like we live in villages or towns. Yes, Capitalism destroys the environment. Cities expand for no reason and parks/forests gets destroyed. The people don't know it. Everyone is so uninformed on the expansion of building cities/towns, new buildings just keeps coming up and replacing a lot of land. Some buildings don't even have owners in them. They become rent buildings / new houses with no one.

One day, New York Central Park for example will be demolished for Housing. I mean the corporations already destroyed a lot of farm lands already.

It isn't only about US you know. The whole world is involved. Those lucky low tech so called communist countries aren't as effected.
www.thestar.com...

The day will come when the Western army takes over every farmers field. Cremate, build cities, cremate and build another city.

A lot of rich people need to be more serious and know where their food comes from, this is exactly what is happening in China with Land Grabbing Corruption. For the US, it is the Corporation buying out all the farmlands.

This should be a new rule. "Don't build any cities if their are not enough people who wants to live there to support it." Especially, when it comes to replacing our food supplies like lands that can grow food. Look up, China Ghost City. Now look at US abandoned cities(not haunted ones) and the farmlands being replaced by Corporation and pointless Housing.



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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This should be a new rule. "Don't build any cities if their are not enough people who wants to live there to support it." Especially, when it comes to replacing our food supplies like lands that can grow food. Look up, China Ghost City. Now look at US abandoned cities(not haunted ones) and the farmlands being replaced by Corporation and pointless Housing.


and yet there are so many homeless people........



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:42 PM
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To answer the original question posted in the title - yes.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 02:16 AM
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Is capitalism the best economic philosophy? Yes.

Which economy is worse for the environment? They're all bad for it.



So now what? You want to just go economy-less? Or did you think that this topic might be a good opportunity to propagate your own personal political agenda rather than actually addressing the root of the problem? It isn't capitalism alone.

The only thing worse than this opinion video is that shirt you were wearing.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 02:58 AM
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Its really redundant to keep fixing the blame for environmental degradation on whatever horse that looks like it can carry it.......
Simple fact.....
ITS MANKIND that is degrading the environment ....!!
We have been at it since the dawn of time.....
Why do you think people migrated?
Yep too much poo and not enough food left locally....so off to greener pastures....
But we are bound to keep on doing the same stupid moves.....hoping that carbon credits will somehow assuage our collective guilt....
Meanwhile in reality.....we are still throwing our garbage in out of the way places hoping it will go away, whilst packaging gets more widespread it gets more indestructible....whatever happened to brown paper bags?
Its human greed and laziness that's the real culprits....unfortunately its a human trait...



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:56 AM
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a reply to: stirling




whilst packaging gets more widespread it gets more indestructible....whatever happened to brown paper bags?


ah yes plastics....they may have made life easier....but then that breeds laziness...and that leads to more pollution.....no doubt we are our own worst enemy



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 12:45 AM
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Do guns kill people? does capitalism kill the environment? in the end it is all about people and choice. The profit motive in corporate decision making has resulted in many negative outcomes, but has also made the corporate world grow and feed many parts of the world.

Money, gold, credit, debt, leverage, currency, assets or whatever you call or name it to promote human potential also promotes greed and exploitation. In tribal communities money is not required as the community and individual keeps tabs on pulling their weight. In our larger global community this is not the case. Transparency and exposure is one way to help rebalance everyone pulling their own weight.

To meet the lowest common dominator, the culture of financial secrecy promotes a lot of the ongoing theft and injustice. For example, if someone can openly admit their wealth I do give that some respect. When someone is embarrassed or unwilling to honestly stand by what they have then something is not right.



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