Save this one for your lunchtime reading pleasure:
Instead of never-ending progress, today’s kids face a world on the edge of collapse. What next?
“The founder of macroeconomics predicted that capitalism would last for approximately 450 years. That’s the length of time between 1580, when Queen Elizabeth invested Spanish gold stolen by Francis Drake, and 2030, the year by which John Maynard Keynes assumed humanity would have solved the problem of our needs and moved on to higher concerns.”
The Yutes of Today recognize that capitalism has consumed human and natural resources rather than building a utopia. Much to everyone’s surprise, Keynes’s grandchildren have become Marxists.
No one knows what comes next, but it has to happen pretty soon. It’s a good read.