Read The Anti-Democratic Origins Of Capitalism: The Tragedy Of The Commons II The commons had been an effective way communities managed land among themselves. It had proven to be an effective means of social relations for centuries, but it was entirely incompatible with the new form of profit and private property emanating from an new […]
“The individual is the fundamental unit of society. Ego is the driver of the individual. Control the ego of the individual, dominate society”, We wrote some time ago. We endeavor to reshape each and every ego coming out of the womb into … the image of a ruling class loyalist — epitomized by the unquestioning […]
Read part I here. In his famous article, “Tragedy Of The Commons”, Professor Garrett Hardin said Adam Smith’s economic “invisible hand” — letting economic actors play without interference — led to a “dominant tendency of thought” that warps rational thinking. Perhaps. The “invisible hand” he says, has led to: the tendency to assume that decisions reached individually […]
Read The Transition as a part of this series. One of the greatest embarrassments of free market thought, among the many, is an essay called the Tragedy Of The Commons written in 1968 by professor of biology Garrett Hardin. It demonstrates the difficulties capitalists ideologues have with their ideology’s anti-democratic nature and origins. The commons […]
The origins of capitalism are not democratic. Capitalism was not created in a community meeting of equal members. They did not gather in the public square to ask how best to provide for the well being of the individual and society.
In Our last post Alt Media Rising — And Its Discontents, We said: These “left” and “right” alternative media need to be married: the political and economic analysis of the “left”, with the deep state studies of the “right”. Liberal leaning individuals are too trusting of their government, and their conservative counterparts are too distrusting […]
Time Magazine selected The Donald for Person of the Year. Trump’s rise to “power” certainly marks a sea change in the political arena and beyond. A good choice, but Our unanimous preference at the Preservation Society was for Wikileaks. No one has affected politics and life in recent years as this outlet. The Donald might […]