Sunday, April 25, 2010

"the lunatic greed-centered objectivist religion"

One thing I love about Matt Taibbi: he doesn't mince words. Another thing: he doesn't mince ideologies. The battle over Goldman "great vampire squid" Sachs really is between the mad anti-ethics of Randianism (according to which people who amass fortunes by pushing fabulous abstractions around in cyberspace are "producers" while people who do honestly productive but less-well-compensated labor for a living are "parasites") and, well, "the whole idea of civilisation—which, after all, is really just a collective decision by all of us not to screw each other over even when we can." Go read.

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