We can downsize, recycle and homestead all we want but consumption, population growth and environmental loss will continue. The efforts of activists, NGOs and well meaning leaders are not reversing human impact. So what is the answer?
Private property is probably the silliest idea civilized people invented next to war. The brilliant fellow who cut the valley floor I live on, perpendicular to the watershed and bulldozed Indian burial mounds, promptly died of colon cancer after he sold off his McFarms. Talk about instant karma.
Democracy has been selected by capitalism as the default political system because it allows for the widest control platform instead of, for example, a monarchy with a single influential family. Democracy allows the most people to participate in the control of the political process. Watching the circus that is this year’s election cycle, we might want to re-consider this sacred cow. Is there a better way?