Class Warfare Blog

January 6, 2017

A Taste of Ian Welsh

Filed under: Economics,History — Steve Ruis @ 1:53 pm
Tags: , ,

For the full post you click here, or just read the excerpt below. In either case you will probably be hooked by the brilliant mind of Ian Welsh.

A civilization ends when it can’t handle problems that are totally obvious, because its ideology won’t allow it to deal with them. In our case, the ideology is economics and capitalism, which insists that decisions must be made based on what maximizes profit. Our ideology doesn’t recognize that profit is a social construction, and doesn’t take into account all the upsides or downsides of doing anything. This, combined with our moral belief that money is ‘good,’ and that the more money you have the better you are, is killing our civilization.

I couldn’t agree more.

Advertisements

2 Comments »

  1. Have you ever read Cicero? His writing`s are a fascinating window onto the fall of Rome, as it’s happening.

    Just sent you an email.

    Comment by john zande — January 6, 2017 @ 6:49 pm | Reply

  2. He’s been on my email list for some time. He does have thought-provoking pieces

    Comment by lbwoodgate — January 7, 2017 @ 6:42 am | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: