Similarly, it happens with economy.
Many leaders in our world are dissatisfied with deadlock and understand the glaring meaninglessness and even sometimes harmfulness of our economic activity on Earth. So, they try to get back the train of material and technical progress which is rushing at great speed without brakes...
And there appears a new direction- Impact Investing - "we need not just the economy, not just a profit, but a socially significant effect — an impact — a qualitative improvement in the lives of people on this planet." Here are the focus and main areas: Ecology, Health, Elimination of extreme and hopeless poverty and Education. Let us think together: "QUALITATIVE IMPROVEMENT OF LIFE OF PEOPLE ON EARTH". It is about human happiness in life, isn't it?
Pay attention to the fact that more and more people in the world realize that the only way to survive in a deadlocked civilization and at the same time continue progress is a social economy based on the ethical, philosophical, moral, psychological and methodological foundations of the "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" and following by the "Wealth of Nations", thanks to the genius of Adam Smith.
Finally, after three hundred years of trials and errors, we realized that the moral basis is a crucial for material success and not the other way around. Unfortunately, many do not understand this simple principle until now.
Currently, the economy and investment trend is changing from "for profit only" to "social economy". The change in this trend was clearly announced by David Cameron in 2013
However, the personal material interest decreases while moving in this direction. There is no personal desire in the end result and, therefore, no dynamic changes in this socially-oriented movement.
There is no the same aspiration as, for example, in expedition to Mars.
Nothing serious can come of it until leaders, scientists, the elite, and also the majority of ordinary people are guided by materialistic philosophy. At the same time, the importance of technical progress and technologies is absolutized and the evolutionary path of our development is considered as the only way. In this equаtion economy, state and power are primary categories, while people are a resource and consumers.
In this approach, the social effect will always remain in the background and no one will be significantly happier in this world.
We reached the point in our zeal where a grand idea has appeared to us - to colonize something in space and leave this planet before it's too late...
Bravo, fellow materialist! Evolution of thoughts. Pack your bags, goodbye the Earth, we couldn't build happiness here, now it is time to try on other planets...