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WNDI 2010 1 Capitalism K Capitalism Kritik
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***Collapse UQ*** Collapse U: Multiwarrant Collapse inevitable; 5 reasons John Bellamy Foster , Introduction, “The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time.” 2008 p. 15 The capital system, The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time insists, is unable to rise above "short-termism" in its outlook. This is linked to the threefold contradictions of:I. its innate "uncontrollability:' which derives from the antagonistic nature of its mode of social metabolic control; 2. its unceasing dialectic of competition and monopoly; and 3. its inability to integrate politically on the global plane despite its globalizing economic tendencies. It therefore displays a deep aversion to planning.The result is a maximum of waste and destruction, marked by the incessant degradation of human labor, a decreasing rate of utilization, ballooning financial parasitism, a rising threat of nuclear annihilation,expanding barbarismu and accelerating planetary ecological catastrophe. On October 19, 1999, Mészáros delivered a public lecture in Athens entitled "Socialism or Barbarism:' which was later expanded into a small book under the same title that was published in Greek and Italian in 2000 and in English in 2001 (and is included as chapter 4 of the present book). There he argued, well before the events of September 11, 2001, that the world had entered "the potentially deadliest phase of imperialism:' The United States is now effectively at war with the entire planet in a futile attempt to become the state of the capitalist system, even at the risk of the annihilation of humanity itself.
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WNDI 2010 3 Capitalism K Crisis U- Automobiles The prime example of the crisis is happening now—transportation/automobiles Istvan Meszaros , Professor at the University of Sussex, “The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time.” 20 08 P.290-291, To take a crucially important example of what is incurably wrong in this respect under the rule of capital, we should think of the way in which the ever-growing numbers of automobiles are utilized in our society . The resources squandered on the production and fuelling of automobiles are immense under "advanced capitalism," representing the second highest expenditure-after the mortgage commitments-in the particular household s. Absurdly, however, the rate of utilization of automobiles is less than 1 percent, spuriously justified by the exclusive possession rights conferred upon their purchasers. At the same time, the thoroughly practicable real alternative is not simply neglected but actively sabotaged by the massive vested interests of quasimonopolistic corporations. For the simple truth is that what the individuals need (and do not obtain, despite the heavy financial burden imposed upon them) are adequate transport services, and not the economically wasteful and environmentally most damaging privately owned commodity that also makes them lose countless hours of their life in unhealthy traffic jams. Evidently, the real alternative would be to develop public transport to the qualitatively highest level,
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