This is an excellent summary of the inherent contradictions of capitalism. As noted here most people involved in these things are not evil and are, normally, at least upset at the inadvertent collateral damage that results. There are truly evil people but they are few and far between and shouldn’t be confused with all of the bad things that happen as a result of good people using problematic systems such as capitalism.

As noted in this article, Marx was very careful to define the good and the bad of capitalism and to identify the transition from good to bad as an historical process. The inevitable decline of profits is part of this and drives more exploitation both of workers and resources of this planet as profits decline and new products become more difficult to find and more superfluous to people’s needs.

But what do we do about it? The post-industrial and post-capitalist world needs to know. Try suggesting something.

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