Perhaps this helps explain the recent pop-culture fascination with media from the mid 2000s. As we sense a looming recession, we are examining the media of the pre-recession world, in search of something that did not dissolve like everything else.
In the case of resource scarcity, famine, etc, we can see financial crisis as a product of biosemiotic collapse. As ecology breaks down, the chemical exchanges that predicate continued production dissolve. As a result the language of the market, which is reliant on primary commodity production, loses its cogency. It is a single chain of semiotic insolubility.
We see a convergence with climate change: a chain of semiotic insolubility originating at an ecological level dooming both financial language and the metaphors used to articulate such a system.
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