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Nov 1, 2008

Rise of Responsible Capitalism

by Jack Lessinger

Our Consumer Economy has run its course.

The 20th century ignited an accelerating consumer binge we can no longer sustain. Overconsumption shackles us to immoderate consumer debts, Federal deficits, trade imbalances, inequality of income and wealth, runaway speculation in real estate and stocks, insecure social security, plunging business ethics and environmental degradation. The pursuit of immediate gratification plays a role in rampant obesity and uncontrollable medical costs. And as we burn oceans of oil and mountains of coal, global warming imperils the planet.

In the 21st century, the consumer’s rallying call “what’s in it for me” is increasingly overshadowed by “what’s in it for us.” Unbridled materialism is slowly yielding to the satisfactions of defending the community—assuring full employment, preventing global warming, protecting the environment. A new society and economy is emerging. Call it the Responsible Capitalist. When We the People seek redemption from evils of excess, we search for new meaning and direction. A transformation changes our society and economy.


At 7:30 AM , Blogger JoeC said...

It's about time...what makes me glad to be an American is remembering how the people of this country have reacted to disasters in the past...we do it in style! I think some form of grunge is going to come back in...it's going to be popular to wear second-hand clothes and shop at thrift stores and who knows, maybe some gourmet TV chef will transform rat meat into a new delicacy (if you can do it with snails and raw fish...) but I do see the swing toward responsibility, and hopefully a new president will make it exciting and fun to get involved and be responsible, instead of just telling us to go shop, buy duct tape, and be very afraid.

At 3:50 PM , Blogger Zoro said...

I've got rats in my cavities; only when the rat catcher has come, there lingers a nasty smell for months and months. My kids retrieved a dead rat hanging from a tree near its access hole under the roof. I almost wondered if it just missed a glorious crucifixion. It could have used a veterinary just prior to expiring. Won't be long 'til they figure in the house deeds - kindof cute, rats investing in bricks and mortar - we'll all be subbing the fat rats the price of tea and a slice as the poor critters owning everything, offer capitalism's begging bowl to the world. Ha! Yer 'avin a giraffe matey!


At 7:48 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...

Ownership is a joke.

Watch the movie 'King Rat' -I've heard it was based on a true story.

Beware the sequel.


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