what is good about capitalism?
what made it so powerful?
that it has/had some self organizing effect
“get a job or die”
“make a product that sells or die”
“yes this job is unhealthy and pollutes the air but get it done or your family dies”
it forced every single human being to contribute something to society
conceptual problem: it all starts with banks, loans and debt (or not, because banks don’t give loans to innovation anymore afraid of their own collapse).
not only that a lot individuals have dedicated themselves to negative = destructive to society “contributions” (crime) because it generates the most money for the least effort of work.
even worse capitalism (largely computerized) does not even care about survival of mankind or any form of life.
(imho capitalism will die with mankind, capitalism without mankind is like a screwdriver without a mechanic, it just sits there doing nothing (unless AI robots also want to shop for parts at Amazon)).
the current concept of capitalism (or what it has become) has no build-in-responsibility.
it does not know responsibility.
it just assumes: people will always behave responsible (because otherwise they simply die).
well not if those behaving responsible are paid less than the financial criminals.
thus current form of capitalism is working on self destruction.
(here comes again the appealing idea of the Chinese 1984 social credit system paired with AI to mind…
the question is: has it stopped financial like crime tax avoidance and money laundering or not?
1984 goes completely against all that democracy stands for, BigBrother: controlled by who?
who supervises those in charge and makes sure they do not exploit their power?
In China there seems to be still a kind of feeling of responsibility of the leadership for everyone, a thing that feels almost completely eroded by the psychology of money in Western societies.
because: absolute power corrupts absolutely (1887)
massive massive self-destructive sideffects: if the criminals are paid best and too often get away, then capitalism produces a pretty good growing ground for crime, with the state often being so corrupted/failed state, that it can not/does not want to prevent the crime, this is when the state fails.
“yes our product Made in (country far away) is of bad quality, exploits workers, wastes resources, pollutes the planet and contains toxic chemicals but hey… the people want (to die) cheap (on cancer)” (no they do not)
or financial service like:
“you are rich? you need money from illegal sources to be laundered?”
“we are well trained lawyers that help you avoid tax” (effectively stealing from a nation, stealing from a state)
The Greek people when asked why every single one of them steals taxes says: “the government is the mafia, why should i give my money to the mafia?”
the big question of our times:
are there alternative ways of crowd intelligence
that can work more intelligent? (not destroying = destabilize the habitat planet, not intoxicating children and animals, without stealing)
there is not question IF there is only the question WHEN because anything else would be fatal for all mankind
would need for a crowd of humans:
- to inform each other correctly and truthfully
- to act upon the information gathered in an intelligent non-violent but society-evolving way