An interesting and well written article that offers many ides woth further consideration, and asks some of the questions The Powers That Be would rather remain unasked.
A passage that resonated with be because it brought to mind John Steinbeck’s line: The monster has to grow or else it dies, and for it to grow the monster must be fed,” was this:
“The contradiction has become apparent. In the cold war, capital faced the problem of how to dominate its enemies and capture global markets. Now it faces the opposite problem: how can capital function without an external force? How does it grow when there are no new territories to colonize?”
Indeed. How do we keep the monster growing after it reaches the point at which it consumes all we can produce?