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Why Is It Like This?
The answer is clear: capitalism. The manipulation and abuse of science flows inexorably from this irrational and undemocratic economic system. So does our broader disempowerment and our rapid descent towards extinction.
The fossil fuel industry, agribusiness and other major industries that determine the fate of humanity are privately owned. They are operated for private profit. So a few people hold the reins for society. They make the big decisions that determine our destiny.
They also have at their disposal huge piles of money that they use to distort every aspect of public discourse and policy-making, including what happens to science. The profits produced by working people’s labor don’t flow to us and to our public coffers to be used for the things we want. Those profits flow upward to the few at the top of the big corporations. Capitalists are supposed to accumulate wealth under capitalism, and boy, do they ever.
The whole set-up is inconsistent with democracy. And without democracy, we’re not going to survive, pure and simple.
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