Disaster Capitalism versus Green-Tech

The Desirability of Solar and Wind Energy

Introduction: What is Disaster Capitalism?

When profits rule the minds of political planners, it does not matter how far down the rabbit-hole of destruction society travels, the same dead-horse flogging is pursued until the inevitable result of ignored environmental destruction reduces available resources for those who do not directly benefit and the citizens of a future world.

The belief that change should take generations is an attachment to the unbalanced levels of income without effort for the ruling classes. The progress of Right Wing capitalism due to neoliberalism has accelerated the decline of the majority who are egged on to continue to support Capitalism as the alternative can only be Socialism and that means economic decline. This is best described as a criminal confidence trick: convince the masses they need to be used so that profits can be hoarded. But is Socialism the only alternative to Capitalism? No.

Green-Tech is a remedy for Disaster Capitalism

Clean energy sources are plentiful and the most significant source of free Green energy is the sun. Of course this is not evenly distributed around the planet so is not always the best solution everywhere but conversion of light energy into electrical power by solar powering every roof can significantly reduce the demand for fossil fuels. The main benefit economically is a flattening out of demand, which will cause deflation of the price of energy, which is a red flag for the investment banker. Reduced demand means a reduction in those easy profits. However, it will reduce the amount of pollution. Allowing the rain forests to reestablish and replace soya bean farming in the Amazon is essential but how can Disaster Capitalism allow this to occur? It would be catastrophic to their profits and how can we feed the billions of people without cheap protein? It requires a new way of thinking, a new philosophy of planning and that requires the old ways of thinking to be rejected. Disaster Capitalism needs to be replaced but not by Disaster Socialism. Green based Capitalism is an answer.

The Economics of Disaster Capitalism

The Economics of Disaster Capitalism is a book by Naomi Klein. It’s about how the neoliberal agenda of profit-seeking and market fundamentalism, with its attendant social Darwinist ethos, has created the disaster conditions that in turn create new opportunities for further profit-seeking.

The author argues that “disaster capitalism” is a form of capitalism that thrives on disasters like wars, economic crises, and natural disasters. Disasters are seen as opportunities to push through radical pro-corporate measures such as privatization, liberalization, deregulation and cuts to social spending.

The book discusses how “free market” policies create conditions ripe for exploitation by multinational corporations (MNCs) who can swoop in to provide goods or services at the expense of local economies and communities. The author argues that this phenomenon is observable in many developing countries where MNCs are able to extract resources from communities with no long term benefit to those communities or economies.

The Economics of Green-Tech

The green-tech industry is a business sector that is focused on the development and production of green technology. The economic benefits of green-tech are not just limited to the consumers but also the society.

The environment is one of the most important aspects of our lives that needs to be preserved at all cost. We need to take responsibility for our actions and make sure we do not leave any traces behind for future generations to clean up.

The economy is an ever-changing system that is always evolving and adapting. The green-tech industry has been growing rapidly in the past few years as more and more people are becoming aware of the risks of climate change. The economic benefits of going green are not just for the environment, but for our society as well.

Corporations can adopt a new model to make profit while restoring natural resources, increasing life expectancy and reducing pollution. A company that epitomises this model is Telsa. Producing a durable electric vehicle (EV) that will run on energy that can be produced by solar and wind energy replaces a reliance on the oil industry. Eventually it will mean disaster for the disaster capitalism that oil represents, therefore it is logical that lobbies erupt funded by the oil industry to discredit progress. If everyone could buy one car and that would continue to function for decades without production of pollution, that would reduce the tremendous waste represented by the limited life of an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle.

If every dwelling had a solar roof and insulation, the reliance on oil and gas, or indeed coal, to heat homes would be significantly reduced. In very poor sunlight and far north locations where the winter months mean low sun do reduce the overall effect by the balance can be provided with energy from other sources such as wind. Nuclear power does serve a useful bridge that helps replace the reliance on other polluting fossil fuels, But in order to achieve this a huge investment by Government and industry is required.