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<nettime> political-economy and desire
allan siegel on Sun, 4 Mar 2012 03:33:06 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> political-economy and desire


Greetings
On this question it might be worth it for those interested to take a look at The Passions and the Interests by Albert O. Hirschman at Princeton Univ Press. He illustrates the historical roots of what we can call the 'avaricious' side of capitalism; an issue that has been debated for many, many years and which ties into current conflicts.

"in matters of state let us not be guided by disorderly appetites... nor by violent passions, which agitate us in various ways as soon as they possess us...
the Duke of Rordan (two or three centuries ago?)

allan

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