The economy is an elm

Figure 1: Three Ways to Increase Profit
  1. Environmental degradation
Figure 2: The production loop. The gray arrows represent positive cause-and-effect relationships: when one variable increases, the other variable increases as well (and vice versa). For example, the more investment there is, the more capital there is.
Figure 3: The production loop interrupted by a lack of sales
Figure 4: The role of advertising and planned obsolescence in the production loop.
Figure 5: Positive feedback loops and their result: the exponential curve (which can also be negative, not shown here).
Figure 6: The Production Loop and its Environmental Impact
Figure 7: The production loop and the inequalities increases. The pink lines represent a negative cause-and-effect relationship, i.e., when one of the two variables increases, the other variable decreases. For example, if wages are increased, profit is reduced (and vice versa).
Photo by Jan Huber on Unsplash

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