Sunday, March 25, 2012
Human Evolution in 21st Century
Just saw an excellent documentary on the human brain from conception to adulthood:
"Zeitgeist: Moving Forward" Linked below ---
Locke, Smith and many others are discussed - in the latter part of the documentary - and their impact on the evolution of modern day capitalism: "Invisible Hand of the market"! The system is, according to Smith, now in equilibrium.
What was Smith's view on SLAVERY? Or on the environment?
"From the experience of all ages and nations, I believe, that the work done by free men comes cheaper in the end than the work performed by slaves. Whatever work he does, beyond what is sufficient to purchase his own maintenance, can be squeezed out of him by violence only, and not by any interest of his own."
Although against slavery, he was for the maintenance of as close to low wages as possible to ensure profit at any cost, flowing to those who controlled the resources of society (and at the time the British Empire).
Modern corporatism and political systems are based on massive influence by the few over the masses, from media to voting to banking and skewed economic and monetary policies.
All of these ideas are illustrated in the documentary.