The Capitalism Conundrum

Lisa Witter:  Well I think the biggest problem we have globally is that capitalism has sort of run amuck and I think that we need to figure out how to continue to have growth without using up all of our natural resources. I think that is a real, you combine capitalism with global warming, it’s a real problem and when I say capitalism I’m not just talking about the way we make money, I’m talking about the way we relate to each other in very transactional ways, you know, it’s funny, you know, I feel like capitalism has replaced religion in some ways, it’s changed the organizing principal about how we interact, about how we think of our time and so I think we need to ask some more questions about how do we make this very powerful economic system work to have the type of world that A you wanna leave for your children but that works for you. I’m not saying that capitalism isn’t the way to go, I actually think it is but I think unfettered, you know, unregulated, out of control capitalism, that’s not the answer either, and I don’t think that was ever the intent. You know, I think that they figured the government or some sort of body would come in and say “Okay what’s working, what’s not working, what’s good, what’s not good?” and sort of muck with it, I’m a capitalist, but I’m not a free market at all cost capitalist. I mean just look at ethanol prices, I mean just look at the impact, look how capitalism is completely raping the land, it’s not working, that doesn’t say trash it, it just says let’s modify it and fix it. Well I think the biggest problem we have globally is that capitalism has sort of run amuck and I think that we need to figure out how to continue to have growth without using up all of our natural resources.  I think that is a real, you combine capitalism with global warming, it’s a real problem and when I say capitalism I’m not just talking about the way we make money, I’m talking about the way we relate to each other in very transactional ways, you know, it’s funny, you know, I feel like capitalism has replaced religion in some ways, it’s changed the organizing principal about how we interact, about how we think of our time and so I think we need to ask some more questions about how do we make this very powerful economic system work to have the type of world that A you wanna leave for your children but that works for you.l I’m not saying that capitalism isn’t the way to go, I actually think it is but I think unfettered, you know, unregulated, out of control capitalism, that’s not the answer either, and I don’t think that was ever the intent. You know, I think that they figured the government or some sort of body would come in and say “Okay what’s working, what’s not working, what’s good, what’s not good?” and sort of muck with it, I’m a capitalist, but I’m not a free market at all cost capitalist.  I mean just look at ethanol prices, I mean just look at the impact, look how capitalism is completely raping the land, it’s not working, that doesn’t say trash it, it just says let’s modify it and fix

 

 

 

According to Lisa Witter, capitalism has replaced religion.

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