The Global Economy in a Nutshell:
Humans grow/harvest food, mine resources, mass-produce hardware, develop software/services and trade the surplus. Thus gigantic sums of money are in constant global circulation and parked in Banks. If the original chain of events was still in place the planet would not have suffered its current extent of destruction. Only since the banks have extended debt in excess of deposits to finance future economic growth on an ever massive scale have all global problems multiplied exponentially. If A deposits one thousand dollars in a bank nobody would object to the bank lending that same one thousand dollars to B etc. Today the banks lend up to one hundred thousand dollars for every one thousand dollars that are deposited and the money goes into speculative planet destruction in the form of massive surplus construction, massive over-saturation of markets with ever more hardware/consumer goods/software/services and phenomenal manipulation/speculation of forex, stock and commodity markets. As the whole planet has been turned into a gigantic/babylonian casino there is one persistent/non-gambling/innocent loser: The Natural Habitat and the Bio-Diversity that inhabits it.
This global gambling addiction has turned into a desperate economic struggle for growth or the casino will go bust. It's time for a counter force that puts limits on this madness and re-creates an equitable balance between humans, their activities, the natural environment and all still surviving fellow species.