Friday, January 11, 2013

Profit Is a Lousy Ideal

No doubt, capitalism has brought a lot of good to the world – at least to parts of it. But it's at a cost. The strife for profit is an effective engine for the progress of material gains, but it's a lousy ideal.

The essay has been moved to my personal website:

Profit Is a Lousy Ideal

1 comment:

  1. My sentiments exactly. Business is war. It is insatiable. It is materialistic.

    That is why the philosophy state of Sparta forbid its citizens to engage in it. A Spartiate was prohibited on entering the agora.

    Homer had the first critique of buisness. The Phonecians were the businessmen, the merchantmen, of the ancient Mediterrenean. Homer said, "The Phonecians are fine sailors but all are rogues".