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Documentary: Surviving Progress


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Short_History_of_Progress

 

Has anyone seen this documentary? There were certainly some eerie moments (when the JPM Chase economist divulged his job was to calculate the future earnings of third-world countries, and it was JPM's goal to match those earnings to interest payments they would have to make to JPM). There were other bits related to the IMF etc in the same vein as Confessions of an Economic Hitman.

 

But I think the main point was summed up by the line, "Our society expects economic growth to continue indefinitely, but this is strictly impossible on a planet with finite resources" (paraphrase).

 

I assume we're all to an extent capitalist/profit-motivated here, so I find exposing myself to those who make arguments against capitalism-as-we-know-it can be an enlightening discussion.

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