Class Warfare Blog

January 6, 2017

A Taste of Ian Welsh

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



  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

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