Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Public Sphere

"It seems to me today that [...] the idea is gaining ground that these ancient motivations [solidarity and family bonds] are no longer important, that they can be discarded without any consequences. It is believed to be perfectly possible for a company's successes to coexist with permanent insecurity and a continuous turnover of employees."
-from "Homo Globatus" in: On the Edge of the New Century — Eric Hobsbawm

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Anonymous C. Way said...

Great excerpt, thanks for this. Haven't heard of this author, but yeah, 'frownland' is right. Profit will get away with what people allow it to. Including endless recyclability of humans.

5:57 PM  

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