posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 10:17 AM
This cuts right to the heart of what is wrong with capitalism, at least the unregulated heartless variety that we have today.
So while the rich get richer, the people in the path of destruction (either of the natural or man-made variety) become pawns in their game of profit
If the rich control the government, then you are guaranteed a fair amount of suffering somewhere so that more profits can be made. I think that sums
up US policy since 2001 and probably well before.
The question is then how to take profit out of disasters.
I don't think we've devised a political system yet that provides for the basic needs of people while allowing some type of incentive for innovation
We may yet get there, who knows?
Human ingenuity is boundless and there is still a future for mankind.
It seems we only learn through tragedy and hurt so God knows we ought to be the smartest generation yet.