Sunday, December 19, 2010

Just a short rumination on economic collapse

I sometimes wonder why so many portend an imminent economic collapse in the first place, but what's still more peculiar is that many such people have no sense of the hell that we're already in. Does it ultimately matter whether we can "stabilize" something if it's inherently chaotic and strife-ridden? Talk of collapse seems to imply that things will get bad soon; on the contrary, things are already bad, and have been bad since the emergence of sentience on planet Earth. Why would we want to sustain something like that?

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