It may seem irrational, even ridiculous, that capitalists can’t work together to solve their crisis without all the destruction. Instead of converting the last remnants of the natural world into junk, why can’t they invest their extra wealth in positive projects such as land rehabilitation, or meeting the people’s basic needs so they don’t revolt?
Capitalism seems to make no sense when you look at it as a non-capitalist. Yet it has its own crazy internal logic because of it being based on, and driven by, competition. Every individual capitalist must always choose immediate short-term profits even over their own long-term survival.