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The age of economic barbarism

The progress of Science has virtually obliterated the religious mentality of the Middle Ages, replacing it with the skeptical, objective and scientific temperament  which  devotes it’s energies to earthly pursuits.  In this process, it has brought about a capitalist world where money is the primary driver.  Today, a nation’s worth is decided by it’s GDP, international relations pivot on trade partnerships and opening of new markets, the earth is valued only for it’s natural resources,  and the World Economic Forum has become a prestigious annual event.  All these changes shape our thinking in ways we seldom realize; they engineer what Sri  Aurobindo called an “economic barbarism“.

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