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  •  Business Tho' (I'm One Too) is Culturally Insane (3+ / 0-)

    Culture and wisdom are built out of both action and restraint. Table manners are a classic illustration, you gain stature by restraining yourself any number of ways.

    Markets however are created with a 50% lobotomy--they can only reward action. Unless I'm missing something I'd love to incorporate in my craft business!! Investment and saving don't count--they're merely the hiring of other people to act on your behalf, and reward you later.

    If you see a friend embarass themselves, as their friend you gain stature by restraining yourself from publicizing it. But as a media business you can only gain stature (wealth) from that incident by publicizing it to boost sales.

    Global warming means that the sum of all present activity is harming the earth. In a sub or a space capsule you just cut down activity to balance the CO2. But markets don't profit from doing less.

    We don't have any cultural systems today that can impose the childishly obvious first step of reduced activity on our markets. An astronomical amount of damage is going to be done waiting for markets to devise new profit-generating activities and submit to what modest pressure America's frontier-oriented government can bring to bear to make a serious turnaround in this trend.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 05:34:17 PM PDT

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