“Money Flow in Our System Erodes Environmental Quality
Socialism failed because it couldn’t tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it can’t tell the ecological truth.
Because of the nature of our economic system, any time money moves from one place to another ecological and social degradation occur somewhere. One reason for this is because our economy rests not on careful use and reuse of renewable resources, but instead on unrestrained removal of existing resources without replacement. The result is temporary monetary wealth through permanent or long-term impoverishment of the resource base… killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.