The Root Problem by Eric Schechter

#occupyboston

Image by Chase Elliott Clark via Flickr

by Eric Schechter aka LeftyMathProf
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Eric’s Rants and Videos blog
October 26, 2018

leftymathprof on Oct 23, 2018

For 200,000 years we were hunter-gatherers. We shared everything of importance, and cooperated without hierarchy, and we’re still capable of that. But 12,000 years ago, when we started farming, we also began separateness, hierarchy, and property, which I’ll discuss. Those have caused all our problems — alienation, inequality, externalities, war, poverty, plutocracy, racism, sexism, bullying, ecocide. The first step in fixing all this is to get more people talking about it. Transcript and related links at Eric’s Rants and Videos blog.

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: Late Stage Capitalism Is Killing America, Parts 1-3

Caleb Maupin: Socialism Will Save America!

Chris Hedges: Short of a Sudden and Widespread Popular Revolt, the Collapse of the American Empire Appears Unstoppable

Meet the One Percent: Peter Phillips’ Giants: The Global Power Elite by Marc Eliot Stein

We Now Live Under The Rule Of A Rentier Capitalism by Paul Street

What is Private Property? by The Anti-Social Socialist

The Rich Are Only Rich If We Let Them Be by Dariel Garner

The Injustice and Crime of Extreme Inequality by Graham Peebles

Capitalism is Killing the Planet by Eric Schechter

Michael Roberts: OECD Advises Countries to Curb Extreme Inequality

Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff: Capitalism Does Not Work for the Majority of the People

Make No Mistake: The Rule Of The Rich Has Been A Deadly Epoch For Humanity

What Would Socialism Be Like? by Leela Yellesetty (must-read)

Socialism: Creating a World to Change Our Lives by Sam Friedman

3 thoughts on “The Root Problem by Eric Schechter

  1. Pingback: Ending Capitalism Is Not Enough by Eric Schechter – Dandelion Salad

  2. Pingback: Going Horizontal: Written for Workplaces; Perfect for Activists by Rivera Sun – Dandelion Salad

  3. Pingback: Why Should Conservatives Be Socialists? by The Anti-Social Socialist – Dandelion Salad

Please add to the conversation.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s