To waste through ignorance is forgivable. We’re all guilty of it.

To waste knowingly is a sin.

To design waste into the heart of your system is the sign of a psychopath.

To use, promote, and perpetuate such a system, knowing this, is the domain of shortsighted, greedy assholes.


@aral this is why capitalism favours sociopaths and psychopaths. What you describe is built into the system and given a nice tidy name: an externality. Only a certain kind of person bubbles to the top in a system like this, and it's generally not the good type.

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