Δευτέρα, 5 Ιουλίου 2010

FEAR AND ECONOMY

The role of Fear
in the global distribution of Wealth
And some side-effects
in the re-distribution of Income in Greece

(Summary)

Dr Kostas Lampos





For a long time now, Fear has been transformed, from a coincidental personal feeling, to a permanent social behavior. The causes of this mutation are the deliberate use of Fear for power, imperialism and domination as well as the relevant with these reasons generalization of permanent hazards and menaces of the system.






All of us, rulers and ruled, lead our lives in the Century, Society, Economy and therefore in the Civilization of Fear.






This essay examines, first of all, the social functions of Fear and its role in the distribution of global Wealth, under the conditions of neoliberal globalization, which is expressed as Americanism, thus provoking Anti-Americanism.






In the second and most detailed part, this essay examines the economic side-effects of different kinds of Fear in Modern Greece, such as the Fear of God, of Death, of strangers, of Big or of Small Brother, of the Law, etc. as integral parts of a Mafia Economic System.






The essay concludes with a brief quest of an ‘Answer to Fear’. The writer states his belief that for the liberation from Fear, Humanity must generate successive ‘storms’ of a modern Enlightenment, gradually creating and fulfilling the vision of a New Ecumenical Humanistic Civilization, where the Humanism of the ‘socialized Humanity’ will consider as greatest principle ‘Man and Nature’ and not ‘Gods and Profits’.
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Published by MONTHLY REVIEW, 49/01.2009, Pages 56-73, (Greek Edition)





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