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Unformatted text preview: things. It is utopian to believe that we can reform capitalism. Most of these evils can only be eradicated for good if we destroy capitalism itself and create a new civilization. We cannot afford to aim for anything less. Our very survival is at stake. There is one single-issue campaign I can wholehearted endorse: the total and permanent eradication of capitalism. 25 | P a g e Capitalism Critique BDL Answers to: Capitalism is Inevitable [___] [___] Capitalism is not inevitable Joel Kovel, Professor of Social Studies at Bard, 2002 (Joel, The Enemy of Nature, p115-116) For example, it is a commonly held opinion that capitalism is an innate and therefore inevitable outcome for the human species. If this is the case, then the necessary path of human evolution travels from the Olduvai Gorge to the New York Stock Exchange, and to think of a world beyond capital is mere baying at the moon. It only takes a brief reflection to demolish the received understanding. Capital is certainly a potentiality for human nature, but, despite all the efforts of ideologues to argue for its natural inevitability, no more than this. For if capital were natural, why has it only occupied the last 500 years of a record that goes back for hundreds of thousands? More to the point, why did it have to be imposed through violence wherever it set down its rule? And most importantly, why does it have to be continually maintained through violence, and continuously re-imposed on each generation through an enormous apparatus of indoctrination? 26 | P a g e Capitalism Critique Answers Capitalism Critique Affirmative BDL Capitalism Critique Answers – Table of Contents Glossary ................................................................................................................................................ 2 Alternative Can’t Solve – Capitalism Inevitable .................................................................................. 3-4 Alternative Can’t Solve – Transition Wars ............................................................................................. 5 Permutation Must Work Within the System ........................................................................................ 6 Capitalism Good – Freedom/Prosperity ................................................................................................ 7 Capitalism Good – Environment ........................................................................................................ 8-9 Capitalism Good – Inequality .............................................................................................................. 10 Capitalism Good – Democracy ........................................................................................................... 11 Capitalism Good – Poverty ................................................................................................................. 12 Capitalism Good – War .................................................................................................................. 13-14 Capitalism Good – Collapse Not Inevitable .........................................................................
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