Synopsis: Beginning in the late 1960s, accentuated by the recent economic crisis and responding to impeding climate catastrophe, a new phenomenon is clearly discernible in modern-day business practices. More and more, the trend is for corporations to absorb the criticisms of capitalism. In word and (unevenly) in practice, companies have incorporated the principles of sustainability, cooperation, and social responsibility. Rhetorically, these shifts have been heralded as radical, even revolutionary. But by co-opting the language of deep change and responding to some of its flaws, capitalism has extended its life and made overthrowing it all the more difficult. Sadly, even some leftists and radicals have been captivated by this, capitalism’s newest and most reactionary form.
Workshop: Wednesday, July 2nd at 7pm