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the arc from the renaissance to the modern era has been first to limit the liberties of the nobility

the irony is way too rich.

the only thing bigger than business and the glittering baubles of its prize mechanisms is concern for the environment, which is being monetised in both good and bad ways.

the advocates point to successful marriages like Jerome's work and say 'see, capitalism works!'

the detractors point to greenwashing and military buildup in the arctic...

if business ambition is what gets most people jumping out of bed in the morning filled with motivation to better their lot, then i guess it makes sense, in a lewis carroll sort of way, to try and harness that energy to better humanity's lot too.

it's a dubious foundation, imo, but better than business aligned with resource plunder, which has been a huge moneymaker for so long it has become a given that it will continue for ever.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri May 13th, 2011 at 07:28:00 PM EST
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