Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Just finished reading Loretta Napoleoni's "Rogue Economics: Captitalism's New Reality" (2008). Another bleak view of how the world is burning (I've got to get out and smell the roses)! We like to think governments are in control and they can protect us from harm. But that's a comforting illusion. The GFC has shown us that. Napoleoni's "new reality" is the tide of capital that lifts or drops all boats and is largely governed by collective self-interests. Beneath the veneer of social justice and environmental protection is the rather too cynical machinery of thuggery and buggery! Should we give up now? I for one, still believe it's inherently human to work towards the common good.