What is the cabbage head theory? Several decades back a researcher put a sensor on one head of cabbage in a garden. Then he whacked the cabbage head next to it with a machete. To the researchers amazement, the cabbage head next to the one that was hacked, emitted an electrical signal just as the one head of cabbaged was cut wide open.
The cabbage head theory states that since human beings are smarter and more sensitive than cabbage heads, human being should naturally be sensitive to harm and suffering that is being inflicted on others. Human beings really do have trouble automatically grasping that what is happening to others may very well happen to them when circumstances change just a little. We have this practice of civil forfeiture where all a person owns can be taken from him without a trial, just because it appears he is committing a crime. Human beings actually have trouble entertaining the idea that practices like civil asset forfeiture will expand and that they will eventually be harmed themselves. The United States is dropping bombs all over the globe, killing innocent people so that our energy industries can prosper even more than they are now. Americans can’t fathom that a government which can kill innocent people for the profit of an industry might turn on them under new emerging circumstances.
It is fashionable today to equate pro business and free market as being the same. They are not. Free market means the government acts as a referee in the economy and no sector is favored. Pro business is the approach that justifies committing crimes for the “greater good.” Pro business turns out to be top down socialism which is actually more destructive than the type of socialism that is understood by everyone. Why is it more destructive? When pro business is introduced into a largely free market economy, there is much more good to destroy than when ordinary socialism is introduced into a country like Venezuela. The truth is a hard sell.
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