So we are going to have go deep inside ourselves again. And rediscover the essence of us. Who we really are. Perhaps it will take great art, literature, film, music. Perhaps it will take new psychologies and therapies. Perhaps it will take new approaches to organization and new paradigms of thought, particularly in philosophy, economics, and sociology. Either way, the idea of “human nature” must and will undergo a kind of Renaissance as the age of capitalism draws to a close.
You see, the way that capitalism has failed us most is that it has taught us that we are something we have never been at all. Brutish, competitive, acquisitive beings, without souls, hearts, or minds. Just calculators attached to appetites, optimizing our own near-term gain. But that has left us lonely, empty, frustrated, and desperate — again, one only has to look at America. But we are none of these things. Little babies are born with empathy and humanity and wisdom — those are the basic facts of child psychology — only it is beaten out of them, somehow.
A solução comumente usada na equação de Einstein vai para frente no tempo e descreve energia e matéria que divergem das causas localizadas no passado e são regidos pela lei da entropia, ou seja, a tendência no sentido de dissipação de energia, caos, desordem e morte. Ao passo que as soluções negativas descrevem energia e matéria que divergem para trás no tempo de causas localizadas no futuro e são regidos por uma lei simétrica, que Fantappiè chamou de sintropia, que é a tendência para a concentração de energia, ordem, organização e vida. Em 1944, Luigi Fantappié publicou o livro Princípios de uma teoria unificada do mundo físico e biológico onde explica sua teoria da sintropia.
“O que antes de mais nada e acima de tudo distingue o homem é a sua capacidade de abstração. É por ela e graças a ela que o ser humano se libertou da escravidão ao mundo material a que vivem presos todos os outros animais; é na abstração que encontramos a fonte de todo o seu desenvolvimento espiritual”.
I intellectually understand post-capitalism but no-one has convinced me of a route to get there without an interim catastrophe. The existing super-structures of society just aren’t going to give up without a fight and hand over the status quo that easily.
I would suggest that taxation is the key and, rather than the taxation of machines as proposed by Bill Gates, that tax is used to nudge our behaviours away from undesirable outcomes where we, for example, might tax activities that are damaging to the environment. To encourage business to adopt a mutualist approach to their enterprise where it is then owned by its employees a simple ratchet via corporation tax might be effective. A lower corporation tax would be applied to business who are employee owned whereas those companies who wish to continue using the traditional industrial capitalist approach would pay a significant higher corporation tax. The justification for such differences in taxation would be the societal impact of happier, healthier and wealthier employees.