We need to bear in mind that the same ‘human nature’ argument was long in place to explain slavery as a natural phenomenon. Socrates, Plato and, most trenchantly, Aristotle, all conceived slavery as natural to human beings, and so unchangeable. They were very intelligent men, but assumed this as a given fact of the human condition.
This analysis maps the deepening global crisis and the principles of its resolution by life-value analysis and method. Received theories of economics and justice and modern rights doctrines are shown to have no ground in life value and to be incapable of recognizing universal life goods and the rising threats to them.
Greg is a full-time public advocate working to stop the TPP and its ugly sisters (which are, in fact, all simply metastases of the cancer system and its unseen inner logic. In other words, they are mere symptoms of a larger-order system disorder where all Life Capital has now been erased from accounts by the reigning model, still in unconnected response).
Are there too many humans on the planet; or is there too much money-demand? That elite voices blame the majority poor as “overpopulation” while blinkering out the exponentially-multiplying money-demand controlled by a fraction of the human population reveals the derangement of this ruling-value system.
The overall basis of the market concept has to do fundamentally with assumptions related to human behaviour, traditional values and an intuitive view of history - not emergent reasoning, actual public health measures, technical capacity or ecological responsibility.
Marx’s Base-Superstructure Theory (BST) has long been a major object of controversy. It is deeply embedded in a monumental corpus of system-challenging analysis while secondary interpretations are deeply conflicted and rarely reliable.