Capitalism loves science when it’s used to develop new technologies or new means of extracting resources.
Capitalism is indifferent to science when it works on things which can’t be directly commercialized.
Capitalism really hates science when it investigates environmental degradation, or when it points out that the economy is running headlong into a brick wall of resource limitation.
A company is now marketing bulletproof blankets to school children to protect themselves from crazed gunmen. But at the end of the day, there’s a deeper reason gun control doesn’t matter at all. And this reason is almost never talked about.
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The world we’ve inherited is rotten, and it’s getting rottener. We are living in the twilight of a world order on the brink of economic, ecological and ethical collapse. We are the last generation who will live in this version of the world. We are not Generation Y. We are Generation Omega.
-via Miriam Markowitz
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