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The new prophets of capital, by Nicole Aschoff

The new prophets of capital, by Nicole Aschoff
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non fiction
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The new prophets of capital
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by Nicole Aschoff
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Jacobin series
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 persistent, systemic inequality. The new prophets of capital buttress an exploitative system, even as the cracks grow more visible.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Sheryl Sandberg and the business of feminism -- Capital's id : Whole Foods, conscious capitalism and sustainability -- The oracle of O : Oprah and the neoliberal subject -- The Gates Foundation and the rise of philanthrocapitalism -- Looking forward
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