Creative Destruction ain’t

Creative Destruction is evil.   Creation is good. Destruction is not creative.  It is destruction of that which is good.  It is evil.

Evil is the privation of the good, which, through the act of men with freewill looks like an active force.  Don’t be tricked like the Manichaeans.

From Infogalactic:

Creative destruction (German: schöpferische Zerstörung), sometimes known as Schumpeter’s gale, is a concept in economics which since the 1950s has become most readily identified with the Austrian American economist Joseph Schumpeter who derived it from the work of Karl Marx and popularized it as a theory of economic innovation and the business cycle.

According to Schumpeter, the “gale of creative destruction” describes the “process of industrial mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one”. In Marxist economic theory the concept refers more broadly to the linked processes of the accumulation and annihilation of wealth under capitalism.

So remember, you dense libertarians out there,  your Chicago school and Austrians telling you how. “muh free-market forces bringing about creative destruction to drive muh comp-uh-tish-un and muh in-uh-vay-shun” is really Marxist apology.

2 thoughts on “Creative Destruction ain’t”

  1. If evil is the privation of the good, would destruction only be evil if it destroys that which is good?

    Would creative destruction be good if it was applied to the evil aspects of the economic structure? As a practical matter I don’t think it is possible to limit the impact of creative destruction to only the evil aspects of the economic structure, so perhaps that proves your point.

    Thanks for letting me think out loud in your comments section.

    1. Creative destruction is an oxymoron and cannot be.

      Destruction of evil would be a restoration, or a more near restoration of justice.

      The idea of Creative destruction exposes the evil of “progress.”

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