The failure of hypercapitalism is not a failed state in the classic sense of the 20th century when failed states were common. It is the failure of having no future, that is by destroying the future of the great majority of its citizens. Utopias erect an ideal to achieve but it is usually a flawed ideal. The more precise the model the easier it is to gather believers but the greater its likelihood of failing. Human society has been a product of accelerating change since the rise of civilization and active control of our environment via agriculture and cities for the last 15,000 years. The acceleration has been geometric for the last 500 years. It may well be logarithmic for the last 25 years. Whatever the true rate of change we have not yet achieved the knowledge systems to predict that change other than very generally. To shift to a different scale it appears that this universe is structured as an evolving system at all levels. Evolution is universal. Any effort that limits the flexibility to adapt to that evolution creates an inevitable correction. Capitalism achieved critical goals in its 300 years of development. Perhaps America was its peak. But it no longer function in a way that fosters change in the socio-economic patterns that are emerging in our 21st century world.

I’ve been writing about this and have now published a the first of two parts on this if you care to read more: Finding Earth 2

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