The New Prophets of Capital (Jacobin) (by Nicole Aschoff)

Author(s): Nicole Aschoff

Publisher: Verso
Publish date: 2015-03-31
ISBN-10: 1781688109
ISBN-13: 9781781688106
Language: English
Description: A deft and caustic takedown of the new prophets of profit, from
Bill Gates to Oprah
As severe environmental degradation, breathtaking inequality, and
increasing alienation push capitalism against its own
contradictions, mythmaking has become as central to sustaining our
economy as profitmaking.
Enter the new prophets of capital: Sheryl Sandberg touting the
capitalist work ethic as the antidote to gender inequality; John
Mackey promising that free markets will heal the planet; Oprah
Winfrey urging us to find solutions to poverty and alienation
within ourselves; and Bill and Melinda Gates offering the
generosity of the 1 percent as the answer to a… more…

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