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Evolution and economic ideology

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Evolution and our capitalist institutions
Written by Free Enterprise / Gary P. Cheng
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:13

As noted here dozens of times, hundreds, the connection between economic dynamics and Darwinism is misleading and false. Darwinism suffers underground influence from that economic ideology.
The problem is that Darwin’s theory is false, and doesn’t describe evolution properly.

THIS article—a work in progress—reflects on the underpinnings of our capitalist culture. The concept of evolution has been used as a metaphor in many discourses. More critically, the study of evolution finds expression in various contemporary thought disciplines: Richard Dawkins (evolutionary biology), Daniel Dennett (philosophy and cognitive science) and Francis Fukuyama (political economy), to name a few. My thesis in this summary piece can prosaically be summarized thus: That our capitalist institutions are a natural result of (and in turn drive) our evolutionary dialectics. And I do not mean this metaphorically.

We continue to evolve physically. Our adaptation to new infections and diseases (brought about by increased mobility and shifting social structures) is one such example. However, the deeper manifestation of our evolution is “externally projected” in the many institutions we “create” to propagate our civilization.

Tags: Critique of Evolutionary Economy

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