"The first thing to understand, is not the wilderness, but the human." Benton MacKaye 1939
Somewhere north of Depoe Bay
The Abstract Cloud of Capitalism
Capitalism, regulated or unregulated, is an abstract cloud. Regulated capitalism is a fog, while unregulated capitalism is smog that pollutes our lives, our way of life and the land that sustains our life and gives us life.
The problem does not lie in capitalism, but the sinister idealogues who pervert it for their own wealth or for ignorance.
A regulated fog of capitalism would be one where democracy prevails over capitalism, and not vise versa, and where there were human scaled regional economies that provide wealth of happiness and not a wealth of material possessions.
Capitalism can work...