344. early warnings have no effect

March 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

People were quite certain before WW1 and WW2 that they would happen. Good thinking about global warming is over a hundred years old (Fourier),  the financial failing was anticipated by some smart people.

But the ruling powers of money would rather keep the cash flow than deal with human well-being. hence we are caught in repeatable cycles because narrow interests control the political process. It has nearly always been like this. Is there a way out?

This is a deep problem for us. It especially brings into question such things as

  • the relation of science to society
  • the problem of social classes
  • the relation of success in power to success in civilization and human potential.

And above all the relation of thought to human action.


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