“The Economy” is “not based in anything like the real world” – as in the planet we live on, the air we breathe, the water we drink; basically the web of life that sustains us – then, there must be some disturbing conclusions drawn regarding “The Economy.”In human psychology a “fundamental disconnection from the real world” is a good description of the deep states of suffering that psychologists and psychiatrists call by names such as “psychosis” or “schizophrenia.” It is difficult to heal from such conditions.
To apply these terms to “The Economy” is not acceptable within current political discourse. But that admission then suggests that current political discourse is fundamentally disconnected from the real world. If so, then how are the changes that our planet is telling us need to be made going to be made? The more we learn about the physical and chemical changes that “The Economy” is making to our planet the more frightened we should be about this fundamental disconnect.