We are rich enough. Economic growth has done as much as it can to improve material conditions in the developed countries, and in some cases appears to be damaging health. 1,399 more words
This essay, published on Tom O'Carroll's excellent Heretic TOC blog, is the follow-up to the earlier essay "Towards the aetiology of paedophobia". That essay (you can read it here) proposed that paedophobia (“hyper-hostile anti-paedophilia”) is an unintended consequence of values and institutions necessary to the functioning of capitalism, and in particular consumer capitalism. This essay takes the findings of the earlier essay and tries to envisage the nature of a society whose values and institutions don't foster paedophobia.