Tuesday, 16 February 2016

David Brooks on Dealing with "Disaster"

This is utterly fascinating - psychologically, sociologically, anthropologically, economically, and politically. Not for anything Brooks means to say, mind you, but for the fact that he is capable - without effort, hesitation, or detectable shame - of classifying the purposeful structural and institutional consequences of neoliberal capitalism as "natural disasters"; and then suggesting, wholly unselfconsciously, that the sensible way to deal with these "disasters" is to elect a US president who has no interest whatsoever in challenging that ideology.

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