With the appearanceof Grunch of Giants, R. Buckminster Fuller consummates his literary canon, his panoramic lifetime survey of all aspects of the responsiblity of human beings for their own destiny. this book is a modern allegory - his long-gestated myth-of the villainy of capitalism and the fecklessness of classic economics. For Fuller, the academic discipline of economics is irrelevant since it derives form an invalid assumption of scarcity. In fact, he has long argued that future historians of our era may subsume our business practices as a branch of mythology; thus it is not surprising that the word economics appears nowhere in his text
Fuller's myth is no idle fairy tale, since he faces his question - the question of the technological imperative which only he could raise - with the deadly seriousness of satire. That question is: Can our system of national political sovereignities and corporate profits survive the inevitable technological resolution required to obviate wars by effecting a worldwide rise in the standard of living.
One of the functions or myth is to resolve contradictions in our culture. Grunch of Giants portrays the rising multinational corporations in the paradoxical role of functionion both as the epitome of capitalistic selfishness and as the inadvertent vehicle of the dissolution of national political boundaries - the last deterrent to a one-world economy.
The result is more subversive of the property and profit values of the capitalist system than anything dreamed of since Karl Marx.
- E.J. Applewhite, collaborator with RBF on Synergetics and Synergetics II
Price: $17.00 | Add to Cart
|You may also like...|
Other - "Super MAGZ"
Other - GENI T-Shirt
Book - "Your Private Sky"
GENI offers a money-back guarantee on all products we sell.
GENI offers products not readily available in your local stores.
If you speak another language fluently and you liked this page, make a contribution by translating it! For additional translations check out FreeTranslation.com (Voor vertaling van Engels tot Nederlands) (For oversettelse fra Engelsk til Norsk)
(Для дополнительных переводов проверяют FreeTranslation.com )