(This article, unlikely practically everything else I write, was not afforded a final edit. And I trust you’ll understand why. if it doesn’t make sense, this will simply go to paint the picture for you even better.)
Is all the technology worth it? I have my doubts.
First of all, let me state that I don’t think that any of the advances in technology in my lifetime have done a thing to make us better people. And while I wouldn’t expect that they would make us better people, what I’m wondering about is whether they’re actually hurting the quality of life, rather than improving it.
Here are four various economic systems, explained in brief fashion from my point of view.
Capitalismis where people swim at their own risk as they try to earn for themselves what they want—despite the fact that there’s always danger to the society from the powerful among the greedy and corrupt.
I have seen it so many times, this corporate love-bombing, by which a corporation starts out offering what is best for the customer, so as to lure them into doing business, and then compromises the goods or services to make the deal sweeter for the corporation—hoping either that the customer won’t notice, or won’t care enough to leave the relationship.
The pendulum may continue to swing until Modern man doesn’t know how to do anything anymore Except to work a job to pay someone else to do everything for him— Farming out nearly everything out until he has forgotten how to do anything for himself.