Friday, June 23, 2017
Economists won, Darwin lost
Modern culture brought us Darwin and laissez-faire economics, but Darwin was ejected from the culture, especially following WWII. Darwin might have been somewhere in the DNA of modern economics (see "A Faith Misplaced," Chronicles June 2017) but contrary to that review, Darwin was quickly buried by libertarian economists--that is, the notion of there being a biological origin to social behavior was made taboo.
Global libertarian economists were co-opted by amoral global capitalists. Real conservatism, deep conservatism, which included Darwin, was ejected from conservatism by William Buckley and others, and soon conservatism degenerated into neoconservatism, which was also co-opted by the global capitalists. This led to the decadence, degeneration, and corruption of Western culture which we see today.
We wait for economists to again include Darwin and the biological origin of much of our social behavior. This might instinctively and logically lead to examining the ethnopluralism hypothesis and the development of an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, which could be conservatively adapted by the American constitutional separation of powers and states---and real human nature could be affirmed.
This could not only bring economics and Darwin back together, and it might even harmonize science and religion (once the material evolution to Godhood is affirmed)...I can't be alone in seeing this perspective as conservatism in action, can I? If so than the radical far right or far left will inherit it, and conservatism will suffer.