Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Thursday, 18 March 2010

Capitalism

In Poppy Adams' The Behaviour of Moths there is a fine description of an ants' nest, to which ants work frantically to bring pieces of neatly-cut leaf - not to their own larvæ but to a big, bulbous grub which has hacked into and commandeered the ants' communication system.

As it gets even bigger it eats the ants' neglected or dead larvæ, too,
then commands the ants to bear it in a procession to another nest where it will continue its development.

Thus is capitalism.

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