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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #55)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:28 PM

58. TPTB speak Growth! Growth! Growth! in public

 

but (though there is no doubt much denial and dogmatic blind belief also in those circles) in private discussions and in terms of realpolitik they realize that the days of growth based of fossil capitalism are pretty much over. So they ride the beast of consumer society that abhors to be told the truth and also like to keep their class society prerogatives as long as they can -> "austerity".

Which zero (or negative) sum game in terms of historical dialectics spells out increasing social and class polarity, as people of the globe can less and less afford the parasitic upper classes. And in terms of global balance sheet, American and European OECD countries are the upper class parasites racing towards the bottom to meet Chindia etc. somewhere in the middle in terms of energy consumption etc.

That's the big picture, short and crude (pun intended).

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