Why do we need a measurement within the economic system that values human survival and human existence? The answer to this is that the lack of a “human heart” within the economic systems we are all compelled to work in is generating more and more destructive symptoms. Symptoms. we all know well. like wars over natural resources, rigged elections, economic terrorism, religious prejudice, scapegoating… on and on.
All of these are symptoms of an economics that values only the “bottom line” and the myth of “survival of the fittest” (another excuse for discrimination). All these destructive economic symptoms are taking us to our own extinction, along with all the other creatures and plants that have already gone extinct because of human behavior motivated by economics.