Capitalism doesn’t want to solve problems

🌍🔍✨ Capitalism Doesn’t Solve Problems, it Wants to Make a Business Out of Them, Thereby Perpetuating the Problems….

🚀 If the War in Ukraine wasn’t eye-wateringly profitable for an amazingly small number of people… Do you really think the UK would be involved?

The Conflict is probably responsible for the increased inflation and interest rates are rocketing up, but the BoEngland , 💼 can’t stop them…  💡

Capitalism, undoubtedly a powerful economic system, has its fair share of strengths for some and weaknesses for a lot more.

One aspect that often goes unnoticed: the tendency for capitalism to transform problems into business opportunities, rather than truly solving them. 💰

While capitalism has generated vast wealth for a small minority, by generating unfair competition with first movers creating platforms or monopolies, it has also been known to perpetuate a cycle where problems become profitable ventures.

Instead of addressing underlying issues at their core, the focus can shift towards finding ways to monetize those problems, sometimes resulting in short-term gains at the expense of long-term solutions.

For instance, think about the pharmaceutical industry.

It’s no secret that the business model revolves around patenting and selling drugs, which can lead to high prices and limited access to life-saving treatments. While this model incentivizes research and development, it also raises questions about affordability, equity, and the prioritisation of profit over public health. 🏥💊💲

Moreover, environmental challenges illustrate another aspect of capitalism’s impact.

Climate change and natural resource depletion are pressing issues requiring urgent attention. However, the profit-driven nature of capitalism can often hinder collective action, as companies may prioritise short-term financial gains over long-term sustainability. We need systemic changes that prioritize the health of our planet alongside prosperity for people. 🌱🌍💡

I believe it’s crucial to recognise its limitations and actively work towards finding a balance. By fostering innovation, supporting social entrepreneurship, and encouraging conscious consumerism, we can steer our social systems towards a more sustainable and inclusive future. 💡💼🌍

Let’s promote discussions on how human curiosity and creativity can be harnessed as a force for positive change.

Let’s challenge the status quo and explore alternative business models that prioritise long-term solutions and the well-being of all stakeholders. Together, we can shape a more equitable, resilient, and purpose-driven economy. 💪🤝✨

What are your thoughts on the relationship between capitalism and problem-solving?

Share your perspectives in the comments below! 👇🗣️

#Capitalism #EconomicSystem #Innovation #ProblemSolving #Sustainability #SocialEntrepreneurship #ConsciousConsumerism #Equity #Resilience #PurposeDriven #SustainableEconomy #BusinessOfProblems

The winners of this paradigm are not going to save the world.

They’ve no interest in doing so. they’re okay.

There’s little point trying to persuade them either, but what is crucial, is to not be duped into thinking, that they’re going to save the planet’s biosphere OR create social justice.

They just want to appease you long enough until they reach retirement age.

If you’re stuck in a goldfish bowl swimming around in a system of inequality, hierarchy, capitalism, tax avoidance, corprotocracy, corrupt politicians, then how is swimming in a different direction going to help?

You’ve got to look at the systems and challenge the system by building new pathways to a brave new world.

You’ve got to get out of the Goldfish bowl and swim in the uncharted oceans of possibility.

Not easy I know!

#leadership #teamwork #community #systemsthinking #paradigmshifting

How Capitalism and Hierarchy Continue to Destroy the Health of the World.

In the UK, air pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health. The annual mortality of human-made air pollution in the UK is roughly equivalent to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths every year.

Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition in children in the UK, with around one in 11 children and young people living with asthma. The UK has one of the highest prevalence, emergency admission and death rates for childhood asthma in Europe. Outcomes are worse for children and young people living in the most deprived areas

I went for a walk in the countryside yesterday and found myself coughing as I realised I was breathing in the acrid exhaust fumes emanating from #PolyntGroup factory in the valley below me.
This is an Italian organisation, polluting the air in Staffordshire and probably sending the profits back to Europe.

They boast on their website about their sustainability credentials, but somehow me thinks, they’re not really a robust effort to sustain the environment or the stakeholders who live near their factories.

But hey!! Capitalism is the best way to run society…. Really??

When you dig into how this is possible, you find out that the local counsellors are often friends of these organisations. Politicians are in the service of the wealthy.

The environmental department at the local council is overrun with cases, one can’t help think purposely under resourced, so they are ineffectual.

These firms employ clever lawyers who delay and obfuscate any kind of challenges brought about by councils or people.

The people who work there are dependent on the organisation for wages to feed and home their families, so understandably and invariably’ anti-anything which threatens their lifestyles.

Moreover, if wealthy, powerful people will abuse the ecology and environment of their own country, you can understand how they will definitely exploit countries such as Africa as Oladele Dosunmu 🇳🇬 is highlighting on his LinkedIn page.

It’s going to take some brave leadership to transform this world.

It’s necessary to highlight this behaviour, but don’t expect that the oil-tech capitalists will voluntarily transform their practice. They will have to be motivated and probably against their will.

As Buckminster Fuller advised: ‘Don’t fight the existing reality, create a better world which makes the old one obsolete’

#sustainability #health #environmental #oil #chemicalindustries #society #capitalism #pollution #asthma #wellbeing

Eco-Coaching – What is it? & Why the World Needs it Now!

Like most ideas in life, people have various viewpoints on what terms mean and entail.

Eco-Coaching will be one of those too.

From my perspective eco-coaching can be utilised out in nature and if possible, should be for 4 reasons:

  • Whilst walking side-by-side in nature we begin to feel a level of connection, and as we exercise our legs and our lungs, we begin to release beneficial neurotransmitters. One in particular is Anandamide. Anandamide derives from the Sanskrit word for bliss and it opens our blood vessels allowing oxygen and nutrients to flow more easily around our body and brain. It also makes us more creative.
  • The natural world has 3.8 billion years of evolutionary wisdom embedded. Being amongst it allows a skilled coach to utilise examples of the natural world as a metaphor during the conversation.
  • We were designed to look over wide vistas, when we look at small screens and live in cubicles, it narrows our perspective and as a result our options.
  • It’s just an enjoyable and rejuvenating experience.

But that’s not the fundamental principle of eco-coaching in my view. At the moment humanity is out of balance with its own eco-system. This is because we’ve been using egological systems and ideologies at the expense of ecological ones.

In summary, the personal development field has been dominated by ‘What I think’ & ‘What I want’ over ‘What we think’ ‘What will the impacts be?’ & ‘What else could we do?’

We’ve built systems based on the mechanistic, linear and hierarchical ever since technological gave some bloke and advantage at the beginning of the agrarian revolution 13k years ago.

But in order to realise that, the winners of the simplistic paradigm have had to externalise all the messy costs onto the rest of society and the natural systems which support us.

It’s like some people have climbed a tree and are now cutting the tree behind themselves because they don’t want to share the fruits of the tree.

On the  Joseph Campbell called this:

‘The Refusal of the Return’

Using an ecology check in your coaching and decision-making means putting in a CRAP filter in the process:

Consequences: What are the other effects downstream of this decision?

Real costs: If you do this, what will be the real costs other than just financial?

Assumptions: What are you assuming to be true? What are the unexamined beliefs that require testing?

People & Planet: Do people really want to go to Mars? Does Mother Nature want us to destroy what’s left of the ecosystem and exploit children, just so that a small minority of the world’s population can travel in EVs?