Off the keyboards of Steve from Virginia and RE
Published originally in the Commentariat on Economic Undertow
Discuss this Debate at the Economics Table inside the Diner
Steve from Virginia who publishes the Blog Economic Undertow and myself are old Internet Compadres who have been debating the root causes of Collapse for quite a long time now with each other. It first began before we set up the Diner on his blog, I think my first posts on EU go back to around 2009, maybe 2010.
For the most part, Steve and I agree on most concepts Economic in nature WRT Industrial Civilization Collapse. From Debt to Fukushima and beyond we are entirely on the same page. However, Steve and I also have a FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENT on the etiology or root causes of the disease human society is faced with in the waning years of the Waste Based Economy, which crops up anytime he advances his theory that the Progress Meme followed over the years here is based on what he refers to as “Fashion”, whereas I contend that this results from what I refer to as the “Will to Power”.
The most recent installment of this long running debate came in the Commentariat on EU, in Steve’s latest addition to his Debtonomics Theory, which has numerous installments itself over on EU. We got into a similar debate which I published here on the Diner a while back as Underpinnings of Industrialization II: Fashion or the Will to Power?
So, without further introduction, here is the latest keyboard Boxing Match between myself and Steve as to what REALLY drove the development of Homo Erectus to Homo Industrialis over the millenia the genus has been walking the earth.
Further thoughts on this topic welcome from all.
Reverse Engineer July 14, 2014 at 4:53 am
So which is it Diners? What has been the driving force sending Homo Sapiens down the Road to Ruin? Is it FASHION, or a WILL TO POWER?