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Think Of Capitalism As A Very Bad Way Of Organizing Communism
May 2, 2012 8:06 AM   Subscribe

David Graeber in conversation with Rebecca Solnit. From Guernica. Previously.
posted by chavenet (5 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Capitalism is the worst way of organising Communism, except for all the others that have been tried so far.

(after Winston Churchill)
posted by acb at 8:56 AM on May 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


They came up with these rules of engagement which guaranteed that lots and lots of Iraqi and Afghan civilians would get killed, but very few of our soldiers. This ensured that they couldn’t possibly link… But they didn’t care, because it was more important to be allowed to have a war successfully than to win the war.

I wish cynical, horrific observations like this weren't true.
posted by hellslinger at 9:29 AM on May 2, 2012


This is one of the best interviews of his I've seen. Thanks for the link.
posted by gerryblog at 9:40 AM on May 2, 2012


David Graeber: I think there was a real crisis period after the eviction. There was a lot of disruption; the larger meeting became incredibly dysfunctional for about a month. It’s really gotten better, and people are starting to refocus. And I think people are getting really excited about things that are going to be happening.


a politic way of saying your 15 minutes are up...
posted by ennui.bz at 9:46 AM on May 2, 2012


I'm re-reading Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost and it's an incredible book. I haven't read all of this interview yet, but thanks for posting it.
posted by Huw at 10:46 PM on May 2, 2012


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