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Accordingto Wright, the actions of the human beings as they strive to acquireeconomic success and satisfy their needs are the primary causes ofthe environmental degradation (Wright,2006).These activities later lead to adverse impacts on the very survivalof the people in the universe. This paper seeks to reflect onWright’s assertion that, “each time history repeats itself, thecost goes up.”

Wrightclaims that the 20th Century is a time of unfrequented progress whichhas put a strain on the essential elements of human life (Wright,2006).I have chosen this quote because it explains the full meaning ofWright’s work. Wright advocates for the termination of apossibility for these degrading consumptive, productive, and economicgrowth patterns in future. The uses the 20th and 21st Centuries asthe two times in which these activities might reoccur. The authordescribes the adverse effects of inadequate production systems in the20th Century and fears that history might repeat itself and theseunfortunate events be observed in the coming times. Based on hisassertion, the failure to manage our environments will have worseimpacts on people than it has already been experienced in the past(Wright,2006).

Wrightdescribes progress in a negative way due to the associated adverseconsequences. Some of the key concepts said to have beenprogressively threatening human survival include agriculturalinventions, warfare technologies, and civilization (Wright,2006).However, a society cannot avoid progress. Wright’s overreliance onadverse impacts of the development is not sustainable. Theidentification of these challenges should be supplemented withresearch aimed at incorporating conservation strategies in variousinventions. The only effective way of combating these problems is notby avoiding progress but by devising efficient measures forenvironmental sustainability. Nevertheless, this short story isappropriate in providing insight on how income generating activitiesimpact negatively on our societies. It may also serve as the startingpoint for controlling adverse effects of the businesses on humansurvival. Additionally, the future success of businesses relies onthe current populations’ abilities to manage cases of naturalresource degradation in the universe.

References

Wright,R. (2006).&nbspAshort history of progress.Canongate Books.

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Accordingto the context industrial revolution is seen to happen for about onehundred years. The pressure in the labor industry and how industrialrevolution helped with this particular issues was the most importantpart of all as it is stated in the context:

“Thesolution came as a result of a process of industrial revolution thatcould not have terminated otherwise. All the society had to do was torecognize and cooperate with that evolution when its tendency hadbecome unmistakeable.”

DrLeete shows how industrial revolution came along with a number ofdifferent advantages. I picked on this quote since it exhausts theindustrial systems and the changes that went through the wholeprocess. The reasons as to why the labor force before the industrialrevolution went to strike time and again is well stated. The factthat small employers were able to employ others and thereforebringing about pressure was the main issue of concern. With theindustrial revolution came corporate tyranny which has a thin linebetween determining whether the advancement is beneficial or not. Thesmall companies are often bought out due to their inability tosurvive under this stiff competition. Small enterprises, therefore,had to have a steady capital flow to survive among the largemonopolies (Bronstein,2014).In conclusion, I believe an industrial revolution is for the bettersince even though we have problems with business premise profitrealization and cut out the competition, there is less pressure onthe labor force since the businesses are enough to accommodate theincreasing need to employ workers. Reading this article is importantwhen coming up with the relationship between the business and thesociety since through industrial revolution it came a way throughwhich companies shared their profits with the primary goal ofproviding employment of opportunities to each and every individual.

References

Bronstein,J. (2014). A History of the BIG Idea: Winstanley, Paine, Skidmore andBellamy.&nbspJournalof Evolution &amp Technology,&nbsp24(1).