An example of how we are taught to perceive capitalism as the only reality from a young age.
I'm sure we've all heard the phrase 'save the bees'. This advertisement persuaded us to value nature and protect it. But where does that value come from? Is it gratitude? Or is it greed?
The value comes from greed. And this creates the liquidation of life.
(Liquidation definition in finance = the process of bringing a "business" to its end and distributing its assets to claimants.)
We use nature because she is valuable.
We lose nature because she is free.
No-one recognises a bee's value or what they actually do.
There's a rate for hiring millions of bees to pollinate a farmer's field for a week. (commercial pollination firms) Millions of workers, working for free.
So what if tomorrow the bees just disappeared? What if they had to be replaced by humans and therefore we had to pay them?
The pollination service of bees is economically invisible. But the total value of that was found to be something like 200 billion dollars. That's almost 8 percent of the total agricultural output on Earth.
We look at these little creatures differently now that we know they are worth 200 billion dollars, don't we?
All that wealth in a beehive and us humans never realised it.
The solution to saving our planet and therefore protecting humans from coming extinct is putting a price on everything that nature provides; pollination, the pleasure of walking in a park, clean air.
How much would it be worth?
I want nature to be free. She was there before we were and we should learn to protect her and that shouldn't have anything to do with money.
- Invention of our economic structure -
In the years of the slave trade, what was scarce and therefore had the most value were slaves. It was valuable to have labour.
As the population of humans has grown labour has become less valuable. Literally the term 'cheap labour'.
Nature is becoming scarce. Investors know that on a dead planet, no-one can make business anymore.
Supply & Demand
Supply refers to the amount of goods that are available. Demand refers to how many people want those goods. When supply of a product goes up, the price of a product goes down and demand for the product can rise because it costs loss. At some point, too much of a demand for the product will cause the supply to diminish.
So why are we addicted to things like 'fast food'?
Until now, no-one had thought of including life in the economic machine.
There is a real increase of human geographical activity around the globe. The space of which species extinguish is 100 to 1000 times faster than the geographical average over the last 500,000 years. The last time such a violent biodiversity crisis took place was 65 million years ago.
This was the time of one of the greatest geographical disasters - the dinosaurs disappear, and along with them, 75% of all animal species.
We could now be in the middle of a similar crisis, only this time it's not a meteor that caused this,
So save the bees really means save humans from becoming extinct. It means save life on our planet as we know it.
You see now, we are all one