Tag: consumerism
Only Anarchists Are Pretty: An Anarchist Guide to Fashion
In the 90’s, the anti-(corporate) globalization movement was at the forefront of the conversation in radical political circles. From the Carnival Against Capital to the Zapatistas to the Battle in Seattle, the fight against global capitalism raged on. This battle raged on side-by-side with the fight against sweatshop labor with protesters targeting companies like Gap…
“No Ethical Consumption Under Capitalism” is a Thought-Stopping Cliche
The meme of “no ethical consumption” under capitalism is, on first impression, entirely correct. Anyone with a systemic analysis of capitalism knows that the big structural problems are the result of entrenched interests that maintain their status through the use of violence. Problems like climate change, planned obsolescence, poor working conditions, and factory farming are…
La Notte delle Merci Viventi
Sull’archeologia zombie Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il primo aprile 2019 con il titolo Night of the Living “Things”: Zombie Archeology. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. L’articolo seguente è comparso originariamente su ENTITLE blog. L’Oxford English Dictionary alla voce “archeologia” dice: “studio della storia e della preistoria umana tramite lo scavo di siti e l’analisi di…
Night of the Living ‘Things’: Zombie Archaeology
If capitalism is good at anything, it is making things. I mean “things” not in an ontological or otherwise formal sense but more in the manner that declutter gurus use it: general assorted human-made and/or human-claimed objects.
Thoughts On Consumerism
Consumerism is often derided by leftists. It’s viewed as an outgrowth of capitalism and markets more generally. There is truth in the notion that commercialism is a product of markets, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. As Ellen Willis stated: First of all, there is nothing inherently wrong with consumption. Shopping and consuming are enjoyable…
Obama’s Fifty Billion Dollar Corporate Gift
Ross Kenyon explains that Obama’s call for $50 billion to be spent on transportation infrastructure hurts local and regional businesses by subsidizing the transportation of goods from more distant firms, and thus further entrenches corporate domination of the marketplace.
The Anatomy of Escape
Free Markets & Capitalism?
Markets Not Capitalism
Organization Theory
Conscience of an Anarchist