Currently, capitalism is cutting down the remaining rain forests for short-term profits, the value of which will be dwarfed by the costs of the environmental consequences. 

In actual fact, unregulated capitalism is a criminal enterprise that is destroying the environment that supports life.  Another way of saying this is that unregulated capitalism is a mass murderer.  

Yet the mass murderer has many defenders and apologists.  Indeed, far more defenders than a courageous opponent of the police state such as Julian Assange has.

For Americans, making a buck is the largest value in the society. 

The people making the bucks don’t care that they are making the world uninhabitable. They will have their yachts, their private airplanes, their mansions, and their fancy women. 

However, their progeny, if any, will have a diminished future.