I said this myself, albeit in different words at the beginning of my blog (Page 3).
But as this is a core truth, it is worth repeating.
The Solution is Collapse (extract)
We’re like a sprawling family bickering over the inheritance: we’ll keep arguing over who deserves what until the inheritance is gone. That will trigger one final outburst of finger-pointing, resentment and betrayal, and then we’ll go do something else to get by.
The “solution” is thus collapse. This model has been very effectively explored in The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization by Thomas Homer-Dixon.
The basic idea is that when the carrying costs of the society exceed its output, the whole contraption collapses.
The political adjunct to this systemic implosion is that the productive people just stop supporting the Status Quo because it’s become too burdensome. The calculus of self-interest shifts from supporting the bloated, marginal-return Status Quo to abandoning it.
So the root problem is: the system, human nature, blah blah blah… There are no “solutions” that can fix those defaults.
The “solution” is collapse, as only collapse will force everyone to go do something more sustainable to get by..
(~ Charles Hugh Smith).
(Actually… I am advocating “Crazy Change”. I will write about that shortly)