Cartel Economics II

INFRAKSHUN

By M.K. Styllinski

“In the 1980s capitalism triumphed over communism. In the l990s it triumphed over democracy.”

– David Korten


Keeping in mind this “destruction of social values”, it was inevitable that such a machine – once set in motion and programmed from a clustering of pathological mind-sets, had only one trajectory possible and that was to:

become institutionalized into a restrictive system, sometimes called “mercantilism,” in which merchants sought to gain profits, not from the movements of goods but from restricting the movements of goods. Thus the pursuit of profits, which had earlier led to increased prosperity by increasing trade and production, became a restriction on both trade and production, because profit became an end in itself rather than an accessory mechanism in the economic system as a whole.”[1]

As merchants began to accumulate their wealth from these transactions they “became increasingly concerned not with the…

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