( I tried to submit it multiple times, but it never took off )
Then the swipe at capitalism. Seems like a bridge too far, tackling too many issues in one article. (Even if the second tackle was just a glancing swipe.)
"Morningstar, Inc. is a global financial services firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was founded by Joe Mansueto in 1984 and provides a wide array of investment research and investment management services."
And to be clear to anyone who mindlessly defends capitalism, this religious devotion to an objectively greedy method of distribution of resources indicates an absurd lack of critical thought and confirms US brainwashing has been quite effective on you.
The US currently has a huge number of people rushing to cross the border to get in. So far as I can tell, other countries (not captitalist) do not have such a rush to get in. In fact, it seems quite a few have people trying to get out.
I would consider this a sign that captialism has worked, very well.
Your thoughts on this?
Capitalism has afforded the U.S with the neccessary resources and systems to deliver protections against these threats, but at the expense of longer term sustainability.
Longer term used to be far enough away that we could turn a blind eye to the very real dangers that our limitless growth at all costs economics systems create by way of the negative externalities of extract & exploit industries.
We've run out of time with regard to the longer term threats, so yes people are fleeing the innediate dangers of a house in fire, only to escape to a place where death is not as swift, their chances of survival are significantly improved, but that in no way diminishes the fact that the system that generated this stability is itself, falling apart and wreaking havoc.