Ursula K le Guin on The Future of Capitalism

Black adn white photo of Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. le Guin is a top science fiction writer and has been for decades. This article on her call for sci-fi writers to write more about alternatives to capitalism caught my eye.

Precisely! We live in the age where we must adapt our traditions for new realities that appear as a result of those traditions. Adapting is what humans do. But sometimes we also do wars and other stupid stuff before we finally do adapt. Let’s not do that stupid stuff. Let’s just adapt when the time comes, shall we?

My stories to this point all include, as a central theme, a world run by alternatives to capitalism, although capitalism is what gets my first book’s characters into their life-long struggle. I am writing more. I hope someday to inspire someone to do something positive in the real world – not because my vision was accurate, but because it led them to think about what the accurate vision would be.

One thought on “Ursula K le Guin on The Future of Capitalism

  1. What we have in the US is Corporate Consumerism. We keep calling it Capitalism but brainwashed consumerism began after WWI. Freudian psychology began being used in advertising and the planned obsolescence of automobiles started. The Model-T Ford that had been produced since 1908 had to be discontinued in the 1920s even though the price was down to $300.

    How can corporations where no single person owns as much as 1% be called private ownership?

    That is BS!!!

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