If you think he’s to blame – you’re probably wrong

“Whether you think you can, or thing you can’t – you’re probably right.” The words of Henry Ford, who, according to an article I read today, “has a lot to answer for when it comes to the climate-centred woes of our world”. Had Ford not set his manufacturing ideals among us, though, I’m certain another would’ve done. Given a demand that can lead to a profit, market fundamentalism will ensure someone steps into the gap to fill it.

It’s not Ford that is responsible for the aforementioned woes. It’s systems that enable, and even encourage, a short-sighted approach. Individuals in power that fail to shape those systems positively. Customers acting in self-interest, barely acknowledging their role in the problem.

We all have a lot to answer for, looking at the systems we perpetuate.

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