25 March 2014
The sinking profit ship
While the wealthy flee the sinking ship by buying up everything of real worth, the poor scramble to keep that ship afloat long enough for the well-connected to get to the life boats.
The solution is simple; universal, obligation-free access to information and education. Curiosity is a hunger that grows the more you sate it. If everyone has the wealth of human knowledge at their fingertips then eventually everyone will be self educating even if their curiosity starts with humble beginnings.
The march of technology stops for nothing, not for a profit driven free market society and certainly not for a non-materialistic communistic society. Contrary to common belief, the free market did not build the technology of today, the free market simply creates friction (known as profit) by rubbing up against something with massive inertia (technological progress).
That friction serves only to solidify the rule of the profiteers over workers. Profit is about power and nothing more and unsurprisingly profiteers will use that power to convince you that they deserve it and that you don't.