posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 09:19 AM
Each to their own, but some of the views here seem a bit US/1st world myopic. At one stage there was probably enough wealth for everyone to be
comfortable. Although that time may have passed. I always used to believe it was a virtue to work very hard. Now I wonder if that isn't brainwashing
by those who reap most of the benefits.
The wealthiest 8 people on our planet share the same wealth as the bottom 3.6 billion who live in poverty. That's almost half of the population of
earth, who struggle and die in their 10's of thousands each day from conditions stemming from this. There is something very wrong with this
There seems to have been a concerted effort for a very long time even in developed nations to strip the working classes of their most basic rights
(quite successfully). Though eventually manufacturing has largely shifted to developing nations anyway, to exploit the poor conditions and cheap
It seems only the middle classes who work hard for their wealth. Many of the rich are neither overly intelligent, nor hard working.
Capitalism and "democracy" are now failures IMO. They have generally become plutocracies that serve the needs of those at the top, first and
There is also quite a disconnect between economists/politicians and science. Our present economic system is not only unsustainable long term, but
underneath it all is ruining our planet. It will collapse eventually and our civilisation will collapse with it. The possibility that our species
might no longer exist past this century has been expressed by otherwise conservative mainstream scientists, for good reason.