The twisted dance between capitalism and disease is not just a contingency, it is incorporated into the DNA of our political economy.
Efficiency and Dehumanized Rationalization Capitalism was born of three catastrophes: Dehumanized Rationalism, Disease, and Slavery. These elements are incorporated into its DNA. This post is a description of the first of these catastrophes.
Corporations demand the most Laissez-Fair capitalism they can get--until things go wrong. Then they want socialism for themselves while they fight paying for it for everyone else. If big corporations want capitalism, then let them have it.
This is the introduction of a three part series exploring the three building blocks of Capitalism's DNA and how they mutate human society
it does not matter if capital is held by private corporations or by the state or by a political party. The end result remains the same. The Earth bears the scars from this brand of economic efficiency. And people live within that growing scar tissue.
Our current crisis is not one in which the application of the Constitution is uncertain. Rather, it's a question of whether or not the Constitution even matters in the face of a charismatic leader and party loyalty.
Where mankind stands in the robot age will depend on the vitality of democracy when the transition happens.
The nation state is going the way of the dodo. Either a transnational capitalist class will structure power relations throughout the world, or a global democratic movement will step up and demand justice. Which would you rather see happen?
First, there's plenty of money for everyone to get the benefits that they want. There's absolutely no need to have debates about raising taxes, deficits or MMT. All such arguments are distractions. If we want to pay for things like Medicare for All, Free College, or the Green New Deal, we need look no further than the coffers of the Transnational Corporate Class.