If you still think that our current model for society is the best there is in the world, and you could never imagine anything better, take this into your brain and ponder the manipulation you continually allow yourself to not only be subjected to, but validate by your praising of it.
So when Alan Greenspan was testifying before Congress in 1997 on the marvels of the economy he was running, he said straight out that one of the bases for its economic success was imposing what he called “greater worker insecurity.” If workers are more insecure, that’s very “healthy” for the society, because if workers are insecure they won’t ask for wages, they won’t go on strike, they won’t call for benefits; they’ll serve the masters gladly and passively. And that’s optimal for corporations’ economic health.
Let that statement sink in for a moment. Then consider your own economic health and situation.
Do you still think that’s the best we’ll ever achieve?
Thinking like this, from the people who control our very livelihoods without any power in our hands, is why something like a Resource Based Economy could be the next evolution of human society.
(Quote taken from a February 28th, 2014 transcript by Noam Chomsky: http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/chomsky-how-americas-great-university-system-getting)