According to a commenter somewhere on the web
Most jobs in this world involve turning natural resources into waste, throwing away energy in the process. All this, for the most trivial and inconsequential desires, desires that are implanted into the minds of the people through advertising.
According to another
Everything our economy does is based on turning natural resources into garbage and pollution as fast as possible.
But as I wrote in “Devouring the Earth is a traditional value”
It’s easy to blame our unsustainable devouring of the Earth on capitalism, but the human tendency to kill the goose that laid the golden eggs far predates that system.
It’s natural, like metastatic cancer. If a society consumes and kills and reproduces as quickly as possible, it will outcompete a society with longer-term vision.
The world desperately needs a rational, new economic system designed against this root cause.
According to another commenter
Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll ruin an ecosystem.