- Devin Aranita
- Portland, OR
- United States
Is it possible that the supposed forthcoming economic collapse could result is a massive positive change in society?
The dot com crash taught people how to be more responsible in internet ventures. Economic failure in Cuba got its people to grow their own organic vegetables and eventually they ate heartier than ever. The Great Depression resulted in lower crime rates from Americans pulling together to help each other out.
Adversity brings out innovation and opportunities to learn and advance. How might a new depression improve society tomorrow? Is it possible that the answers to problems with the energy crisis, oil crisis, overpopulation, overconsumption, over-pollution, mono-culture, economic malfunction, the unbalance of wealth, the U.S. debt, etc. can be solved by ridding America of its money? Are Burning Man's "gift economy" or Mark Boyle's "freeconomy" really possible on a grand scale? What policies or technology could possibly provide a speedy recovery?
Or maybe it's simpler than that. Maybe we need to live simply for self-improvement. Societal improvement. To teach, to learn, to build, to grow, and to share.
Or maybe we're doomed to forever worship the dollar.