Greg Jones Posted over 1 year ago Diversity is the key that underpins what our capitalist system and nature itself requires to be stable and grow. Thank you for the interesting replies In reply I would point out that as in nature there are parallels with capitalism which is also Darwinian As in nature a landscape that only contains super predators soon becomes a wasteland. An unmanaged environment has checks and balances that eventually sees the hierarchy of predators and other species change with the super predators dying out to some extent. I'm am proposing that big business not only manages their local environment but actually promotes minor competitors even if they are unrelated to their business model. As within nature a diverse macro economy provides a stable and healthy environment for sustainability and growth . In the present model big business feeds on the environment pushing out minor competitors leaving local economies a wasteland as it would in nature. On a global level a system that only contains 3 or 4 super economies and very few currencies will also stagnate through lack of diversity which is a basic principle from the trading markets before the Roman times. The principle of diversity in the market place whether it be a small localized macro economy or at a national or international level has been overlooked by the omnipresent idea that capitalism can't be managed and must be left to the Darwinian belief that the finical environment will regulate itself without massive human cost,the idea that an environment where the super predators can consistently grow without a healthy diverse environment to sustain it.