Profit, the Environment, and Technology

The present society has been so extremely destructive of the environment simply because profit is its only motive and the fastest profit is given the highest priority. The destruction of the environment is always approved of in the name of profit.

It isn’t technology that destroys the environment. Technology could just as well support and improve the ecology. When we are free from this, almost certainly the last, oppressive society, our technology and knowledge will surely be used toward that purpose.

Harvey Jackins

Excerpted from pages 118 and 119 of “Is Damaging the Environment ‘Oppression’?”
in The Longer View

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