The Profit Principle
I hardly need say anything about this – since it is the principle that makes our world go ’round. Except that recently we have taken a look at it and found it wanting. It is not the only thing in the world, it seems – only a small part of it. Shocking!
Anyone will admit this, reluctantly – but immediately balk at discussing it further. This is one of those things one does not talk about – at least not in polite society.
But behind the Profit Principle (which was basically nothing but greed) there was something even more fundamental – the religious belief that humans were all-important, and they were entitled to more. And even, without too much of a stretch – everything.
This wasn’t too much of a problem when there were not too many of us. But that is no longer the case. The has been so many of us so long that we are running out of everything. Those at the top of the food chain are not too worried – after all their problem is too much food, not too little. But they are beginning to worry about gasoline.
And something else – jobs. They no longer grow on trees.