- reject money as standard, GDP: Mismeasure our lives.
- use vs exchange: start with Marx on commodification;
- leads directly to status of women, inequality of what?
- Digest Piketty, Stiglitz, ++
|Crony Capitalism in the USA will dominate, especially if a recession hits in 2020 and if Trump wins re-election. Inequality will fester, deficits balloon into the trillions each fiscal year, climate catastrophe will hit earlier and harder than anticipated. Calls for reform to capitalism will contradict falling profits, so the system will become more repressive and reactionary. Democratic norms, practices, and institutions will wither. Trolls will patrol voices to the contrary. Elections will be rigged. Game this out. NYT column.|
See my presentation and various notes. Reference the original seminal article. Confuses Anthropocene (way late, started in mid-19th c says Marsh) with capitalism. See bib.
Age of Acceleration provides setup for PWII.
Top financial cities. Connect to Hymer and to Alperovitz dynamics.
Explain role of Fed as region guardian. Recall Korten, MO mayor.
Draw cases from: