Piketty’s Capital comes to the big screen, urging us to make the world less terrible | The Spinoff
https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/24-07-2019/pikettys-capital-comes-to-the-big-screen-urging-us-to-make-the-world-less-terrible/ The film does a brisk job of compressing two hundred years of global economic history into a hundred-odd minutes while communicating Piketty’s thesis.
Capitalism as we know it is over
These are the pathways that keep us under already catastrophic 2°
Our system of exploitation & short-termism will never achieve the precipitous drop needed
Under our current system emissions are still rising
Capitalism cannot even achieve a leveling off of emissions - and that is the easiest part
Regulations & incentives are already failing: the inherent incentives of the capitalism will always empower those who cheat and game the system
The question is just what comes next:
A more equitable world for all
Or fascist corporate feudalism
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I've been thinking a lot about spheres of "value logic" whilst reading doughnut economics book. Something like this, in order of proximity to oneself:
Friends/family freeconomy → managed commons → state → market
Capitalism seems to like to move things from left to right, in general I'd like to move things from right to left.
The further left, the more non-monetary benefits seem to emerge. Like community. And enjoyment. Very effective if you calculated full value to people.
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