Bill Clinton could have elaborated, “It’s the political economy, stupid!”Czech, 2013
The more resourceful humans became with piles of earth capital the longer we survived and the uptake of recourses followed suit. My claim is not irrational and out of it I percive the following–
Expansion of ancient civilizations is the same expansion we see today, however, present-day economics and social structures never imposed a limit to expansion. Or have we? Modern civilization is based on a network of limits imposed upon us through the way we partake in political/social engagements. You stop at a stop sign because you were conditioned to limit your actions through the establishment of rules, which come to us in the form of policy. Our lives, the lives of our clients, are ruled, directed, and governed by policy.
Piles of earth outputs were harvested and capitalized upon from day one. I would argue that earth’s first people did not intend to abuse this capital as they lived so closely with the land that the raw resources sourced from the earth were honored and widely recognized as “sacred” to early civilization(s).
It’s hard to perceive how we came to regulate almost every aspect of our lives through policy but failed to properly politicize the earth’s raw resources.
Recycling can’t represent a 100 percent efficiently working cycle, “pollution is inevitable, and all else equal, more economic production means more pollution. These findings may seem like no-brainers to many, yet neoclassical growth theory has led to wild-eyed optimism regarding “green growth” and “closing the loop” by turning all waste into capital. Such fantasia cannot be soundly refuted without invoking the entropy law.” (Czech, 2013)
A dollar bill is made out of 75% cotton and 25% linen, symbolizing the craft of pure human intelligence, hence we have natural resources made into a sacred artifact. If you had the option of taking a one-hundred-dollar bill or the equitable mass in cotton and linen it seems true that one would opt for the bill. If you had to burn the bill or burn the cotton and linelogically one would burn the latter.
We enforce policy… on that which serves the economy, but WHY regulate the bill and not the natural resource(s) (Cotton and Linen) which make it up.You can quote me
Remember social workers!
Mainstream economics fails to recognize environmental limits to economic growthCzech, 2013