Conscious capitalism is still capitalism

Following up on this post, again I see so many parallels to the integral movement in this sociological shift, e.g. the fixation that complexity and innovation are the answers to everything. But when they are applied to the existing capitalist structure they create monopolies like Google, Facebook, Uber and Amazon. Yes, they are innovative with high-complexity tech, but they all embrace the model of making everyone low wage, independent contractors with no benefits plus shouldering their own costs of doing business. These are the very causes of income inequality that these self-righteous cultural creatives claim they will cure via their innovations. They could if they had a collaborative commons infrastructure, but that’s completely off the table with the assumption that there is no alternative to corporate capitalism, conscious capitalism notwithstanding.


About theurj

Also known as theurj. I've contributed some essays to Integral World and co-founded Open Integral blog, now defunct. I continue to participate in Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality forum.
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