reply to post by KillerQueen
1. Amorality – increase of individual and corporate wealth is the only core principle of capitalism. Recognition of any social concern or
relationship to the natural world that transcends the goal of increasing capital accumulation is extrinsic to the system.
2. Dependence on growth – capitalism relies on limitless growth, but the natural resources essential to wealth production are finite.
Super-exploitation is exhausting those resources and destroying the ecosystems of which they are a part, jeopardizing human survival as well as that
of other species.
I think the problem here is that all living things are intrinsically capitalist. That is true if we were to look at things realistically. Capitalism
is one of the intrinsic laws of nature.
Let us look at the term capitalize and how it applies to living things both sentient and non-sentient:
verb (used without object)
to take advantage of; turn something to one's advantage (often followed by on ): to capitalize on one's opportunities.
How, you may ask, would this apply to non-sentient objects?
If i apply paint to a metal door to prevent rust, has the door not capitalized from the paint? The capitalism does not end there, although it may.
Is the door worth more than the unpainted door?
Example 2: A tree getting sunlight and water.
Has the tree not capitalized? For if the tree benefited from the sun and water, which it does, would you take it away so as to avoid capitalism?
Let us examine the first two on the list:
I dont think we can use these systems to determine morality.
If we were in a prison cell, obviously devoid of any political philosophy or need for one, would morality still apply?
Answer: Yes, morality still applies.
Can immorality exist?
Answer: Yes, immorality can exist.
2. Dependence on growth
There is no rule that capitalism is dependent on growth. Many businesses do not grow at all, they stay the same.
If i had a food stand, there are no rules that my profit needs to grow. It can stay the same and perhaps i would want that. There is also recycling or
even use of things that grow and are used to benefit.
I have two cows, i feed them (from crops that grew by nature) and the cows reproduce thus increasing milk production. Here the human and the cows
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