Greed Is The Only Currency That Matters In 21st Century Capitalism.

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readApr 19, 2021

The insatiable rapacity of the wealthiest 1% and their determination to dispossess the poorest and destroy the planet by accumulating more should be a matter of grave concern to us all.

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We live in extraordinarily perilous times; Our politicians aren’t pretending to care anymore about anyone, never mind the most vulnerable, the volatility of the capital markets continues unabated, the gulf between the wealthy and the rest of us, is ever widening and the damage being wrought to our environment, stemming from extreme ecological capitalism is rising, every where you look and turn.

And yet, contrary to conventional wisdom, the accumulation of wealth by the dispossession of the poor isn’t an exclusively western problem — It’s very much a global malaise.

In Brazil, under the anti-LGBT, climate change and Covid denying President Jair Bolsonaro, the amazon forest is being destroyed by the wealthy farmers who voted him into power. The Congo, Indonesian together with the amazon forest, currently represent 3% of the world’s ecosystems that is still intact. That over 360,000 people have been killed thus far, in a country of 200 million people, during the pandemic has meant very little to a world leader, who continues to deny the existence of the virus.

In England, six football clubs, including the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal have elected to form the European super league, thus removing all restraints to what they have always sought to accomplish — greater profitability.

Also, in the United Kingdom, vast swathes of the National health service, which has served generations of Britons, since 1948, are being privatized to the market leaders of asset stripping — silicon valley. It’s not unusual to have Covid testing kits, put together by Amazon, and being delivered to your address, by, you’ve guessed it — Amazon!

The presence of the European union, acting through the court of human rights (ECHR), which for a very long time, functioned as a restraining force against the excesses of private organizations, has now been fatally undermined by Brexit.

In Nigeria today, all Uber drivers and other service providers are going on strike to protest…

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible