This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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Against economism and short-sightedness

Much of the problem comes from the tendency of the economy, which automatically prioritizes short-term benefits, to overrule any long-term considerations.[1] This is to be expected once the economic interests take precedence over political and social interests. As a result, “whatever is fragile, like the environment, is defenceless before the interests of a deified market, which becomes the only rule.”[2] This allows government officials, businessmen, and all other economic participants to blind themselves to the reality of their situation.

“Such evasiveness serves as a licence to carrying on with our present lifestyles and models of production and consumption. This is the way human beings contrive to feed their self-destructive vices: trying not to see them, trying not to acknowledge them, delaying the important decisions and pretending that nothing will happen.”[3]

[1] LS, 54.

[2] EG, 56.

[3] LS, 59.

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