Dead Wild Roses: Civilization, Capitalism, Consumption – Why stop the Orgy?

I’m glad I’ll be dead when humanity’s collective shit hits the fan.  I used to get all wrapped up in debates about Capitalism and the slow motion Seppuku we’re committing.  I was genuinely flummoxed when my arguments were characterized as hopelessly naive and that my positions were unfounded vis-a-vis economic reality (a.k.a the dominant capitalist ...

Dead Wild Roses: Ronald Wright – On How We Lose it All.

Capitalism is all find and dandy, until you run out of people and resources to exploit.  But, let’s let Ronald Wright do the talking from his book  “What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order,” on this one. “The experience of a relatively easy 500 years of expansion and colonization, the constant taking ...