One could argue that stocks are plunging because of cold hard reality, rather than “panic.” Anything other than rosy perpetual growth predictions of colonization and extraction are anathema to the stock markets. If you think Covid-19 is bad for its temporary deceleration of the Invisible Hand Job, wait until the next few years of global warming kick in, especially after this year without thousands of daily contrails reflecting sunlight.

Wendell Berry said, “A corporation is a pile of money to which a group of men has sworn ethical allegiance.” I submit that the stock market is the collective allegiance of leadership, citizens and economists to those amoral and deluded groups of speculators.

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