Wednesday December 14th 2011 Tim
One analysis of Capital
describes it as a child of what some refer to as a Protestant Ethic.
Essentially, to work hard, save money and invest that money in capital
resource. There is a wonderful purity to the analysis, a clean and
crisp three part process that instructs the individual, offers purpose,
soothes the brow, and suggests somehow that idea, free will, and good
old fashioned determination serves the market place for goods and
services, talking chipmunks, the color taupe, and on, and on into the
fantastic of financial products and an android app.
Odd thing about the Protestant
Ethic is that it contains the assumption that we people know what we are
doing. I imagine Martin Luther too would have liked us all to work
hard, save our money and invest. Not certain how many of us might have
foreseen the current incarnation, which seems to depend upon working hard,
spending money and turning parts of the earth into even more temporal
things. But god works in mysterious ways, thank goodness and I am told
he enjoys an experiment.