Monday, November 21, 2005

more from Ehrenreich

Just one more from Nickel and Dimed and I'll move on to other things.

Wherever you look, there is no alternative to the megascale coporate order, from which every form of local creativity and initiative will be abolished by distant home offices. Even the woods and the meadows hae been stripped of disorderly life forms and forced into a uniform made of concrete. What you see - highways, parking lots, stores - is all there is, or all that's left to us here in the reign of globalized, totalized, paved-over, corporatized everything. I like to read the labels to find out where the clothing we sell is made - Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Brazil - bu the labels seve only to remind me that none of these places is "exotic" anymore, that they've all been eaten by the great blind profit-making global machine.

Barbara Ehrenreich is now blogging, you can check it out here.


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