The Republican hierarchy see the voice of reasoned intellect as a force which must be squelched in order to achieve their obscene goal of an oligarchic plutocracy. There is no limit to the indecency, dishonesty, and untruth to which they will denigrate themselves.
Globally there are too many of us to keep meaningfully and gainfully employed. This is only made worse by an endless list of job eliminating technologies; which are designed to reduce employment and increase profits for the 1%. The end result of which is……less disposable income for consumer spending. AND we are a consumer nation
Sadly chaos (madness) is really just starting. Religious fanatics, climate change, polution, over population (with endless ramifications) and so much more. It can only end when we have a serious global co-operative approach that is not one sided opinions weighted with small approach vested interest. We are all one people, who have yet to recognize that fact. NATIONALISM has more down side than up, as well. 9/11 and Paris are but two examples
Corporations are people, then people are corporations; and those people should be shared everything the corporation earns, fairly and equitably. If people matter, and they are all that matters, they should not be treated as chattel, abused and degraded by those who see themselves as superior.
Vested interest: the motivation of the greedy and or those threatened with competition. Corporate America preaches the necessity and benefits of competition until they are faced with it’s success. Solar energy and wind power are only two such competitive sources which have the fossil fuel forces working overtime to stop or delay the development of these new competitors. In this particular instance they are willing to deny the existence and threat of human caused global weather change and its threat to the planet. The corporate culture has no interest in the general welfare; it never has and never will.
The solution; a progressive government dedicated to the general welfare of the people, using tax reform and all the other forces that will come with a revolutionary reform government.
The continuous progress of science answering the most early why questions of philosophy; which were first answered by the creation of various religions with mythical answers, is insuring the eventual demise of both philosophy and religion.