by Lucio Muñoz
A theoretical fact, under forward capitalism,
There is no altruism,
Financial bail outs of losers are immoral,
And the view that only the market matters is central:
When growth is always possible,
Backward capitalism is impossible.
A practical fact, currently the survival of capitalism,
Requires government altruism,
Financial bail outs of losers, except markets, are seen as non-essential,
And the view of nicely tying the invisible hands becomes primordial:
When saving the market is our moral obligation,
Then there exist a backward capitalist notion.
Poem by Lucio Muñoz
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Last updated September 23, 2011