All great billionares have said that wealth that came from society should go back to society. In that sense the economic system should mirror the eco-system.
The point is only capitalism has the capability to actually generate wealth. The paradox of communism is that disciplined regulated consumpion is neutralized by wasteful inefficient production processes. The paradox of capitalism is that efficient production is cancelled out by wasteful crass consumerism. Crass consumerism leads to crass commercialism. Crass commercialism leads to hyper-exploitation of resources, hyper-advertisments. --- <LEnglish5@...> wrote : Of course, MMY never advocated "renouncing wealth." In fact, he carefully marketed TM as a technique for householders -people for whom wealth was important because they were interested in physical comfort, raising kids in a comfortable and safe environment, etc. According to theory, the excesses of amassing wealth for its own sake would tend to fade with TM practice, being a symptom of a stressed out nervous system (even the amassing of wealth for its own sake is arguably a stressful thing, making wealth-obession a stress-related illness that TM should help fix directly). L --- <blue_bungalow_2@...> wrote : http://assets.fundoofun.com/wallpapers/Cartoons/800x600/guru_small.jpg http://assets.fundoofun.com/wallpapers/Cartoons/800x600/guru_small.jpg