Profit is a Life or Death Issue
I don't believe in religion or any metaphysical cosmology. I believe only in evolution, in constant and unending mental and physical adaption.
That said, my own (Aquarius) horoscope (Helena's Queen City News) has been scarily accurate and applicable recently…
This week: I'm all for recycling, composting and carpooling. Anything you and I can do to reduce our carbon footprint is brilliant..."
But I also agree with Chris Hedges [uncanny to quote my latest truth Messiah], who says...
“The reason the ecosystem is dying is not because we still have a dryer in our basement. It is because corporations look at every thing, from human beings to the natural environment, [only] as exploitable commodities... because consumption [not as a means but as an end] is the engine of corporate profits.”
Honestly I don't know if the answer is more government or less.
I just overheard Ron Paul speaking about "ownership" (as a fix for everthing) -- i.e. if the fishing rights were e.g. "owned" by fishermen then those owners would (in theory) never have allowed BP to take all the risks and commit all the abuses (cut corners) they did on the Deep Horizon rig.
He may have a point -- government isn't the answer -- IF citizens (and democracy and "ownership" of shared resources) can become active and engaged.
We need a legitimate treaty on "global commons" -- i.e. on the inheritance each and every human on this planet is entitled to -- an equal share of the global/common resources (wealth).
If we could find an equitable way to make people responsible (even if its through "ownership" rights -- as Ron Paul theorizes) these "disasters" would never happen -- would be caught or prevented. Govt is (probably) not the answer. Only the best alternative we have under the present (fubar) imbalanced (e.g. Warren Buffet, top 1 percent) "ownership" society we presently live under. Fix that (empower EVERYone) and you conceivably fix every "collective" problem (poverty, energy, environment, etc.) on this planet...
No inheritance. Equal ownership of common/shared resources (earth, wind, sky, weather, etc.). Regular, global "redistribution" of all contrived, "earned" wealth to periodically rebalance...
Is Ron Paul onto something? It's hard to argue against the fact that having "skin in the game" renders the game better/fairer for all, not just the best/greediest players.