A while back I posted that I wanted to be more opinionated in this blog. Yeah, I know, I haven’t been very good at doing that, not at all. And for today I just want to link an article in The Guardian, that is pretty much spot on all the issues I’ve had with capitalism and the need for continuous growth. Have a read. Do you agree?
The last few days my head has been spinning with political and economic thoughts. I haven’t been very outspoken about my political beliefs since my teens, mainly because I never thought I had enough facts or time to actually read up on stuff. Well, to be honest, I still won’t read up on stuff as much as I’d wish, but I think it’s time to take the pledge to stop being quiet and start taking an active part of discussions.
So far I have only spent time circling in on my main concerns. So far the number one spot is the current economic system. I am by no means a communist, I just think that capitalism desperately needs to change as our society needs to incorporate more than just the urge to grow. Because a system that requires continuos growth requires a world with infinite resources. And as much as I’d like it to be that, we live in a world of finite resources.
With this said, I’ll leave it for another day. I need to ponder and clarify my thoughts before I put something forward. I’d like to have some time to think through my beliefs because right now it feels like there’s a fire alarm going off in my head and I can barely make up what’s up and what’s down.
And no, this is not going to turn into a loudmouth political blog. But every now and then whenever I come across something that I find outrageous, annoying or amazingly inspiring, I’ll share it with you. That’s all.
Non related image from a car trip in northern Ethiopia. Somewhere between Lalibela and Addis Abeba.