The pursuit of short term PROFIT at the expense of PEOPLE is one of the symptoms of High entropy (FEAR). Hoarding money and possessions at the expense of others, and manipulating others through fear in order to control your personal environment are the main tactics used, throughout history, by high entropy individuals (and groups) towards self seeking, short term profit, at the expense of long term progress, and sustainability. At the expense of other individuals free will. At the expense of the well being of large groups of people. At the expense of the natural resources of other nations. And at the expense of progress for the whole.
The people who seek short term (high entropy) profit at all costs usually believe that the "ends justify the means", while people that pursue LONG TERM (low entropy) profit will understand that the "means justify the ends". On the "spiritual level" we know that its not so much what you do, but why you do it. We are not "judged" so much by our actions but by our INTENTIONS.
I suppose you could define Productivity in similar terms (although I have never heard it used that way), where short term productivity can be profitable over the short term, but sacrifice long term productivity.
But as I see it, the bottom line is always profit. It always comes down to either short term or long term profitability. (selfishness vs selflessness) LOVE vs FEAR
I think you thought I was implying that there can not be more than one type of productivity, or that different individuals cannot have different value judgements depending on what entropy level they are? If you did that is not the case at all. It comes down to arguing about aspects of the system in which society operates. There will always be higher entropy players in every system. Depending on the rules of the system they are participating in, by choice or by force, they will employ different tactics to get what they seek. When talking about the pro's and con's of a system society operates in, has, or could operate in, you have to look at more than just the numbers, because the fuel of the system is individuals and every person has a unique level of entropy; We do not all think alike. We are victims of a subjective world in an objective system.