Demanding the destruction, organizing the risk of our own devices, is the picture of The Scream.
Materialists say we are being pulled by technology. There is no right or wrong in it. It just is what it is. It just happens and we deal with the risk, organizing it the best we can on demand (as it happens), which is essentially an engineering task.
Engineering prosperity (as it happens) is mostly about clearing a path of least resistance. Risk then predictably flows along the path, being pulled (convected) by incentives (the conditions that lead to prosperity on demand).
Notice the “as it happens” intendency, directed by the terms and conditions that organize a response on demand. If the stimulus is the response, there is full culpability, but conservatives claim the outcome occurs by natural design, naturally selecting the winners and losers along the path to prosperity. The theory of legitimate value is turned into a philosophical argument–an argument to be won or lost, for example, in a court of law or equity.
In a court of equity, evidence of harm is measured in monetary terms. The quantity of harm is an objective, dollar amount but is qualified by whether the harm is an act of nature or not, like Objectivists claim it is.
The path to prosperity is a stable, routine task. It is engineered to predictably direct the risk to be avoided, clearing the path to the reward. Debt is the primary device for engineering the path and, for example, the chief monetarist (who determines the prime rate–the rent–and the probable debt proportion, which keeps rising) today said the path is clear for equity values to continue rising through at least Q3-2015.
Is not the risk (the path to prosperity) made perfectly clear for the pursuit of happiness?
Where is the measurable harm in clearing the path to prosperity? What could possibly go wrong, utilizing proper controls, “making markets more efficient,” engineered with economy-of-scale efficiency, building-out the risk (the road to serfdom) on a global scale, quantitatively easing into an unpayable debt proportion with increasing capital reserves.