Capitalism Kritik What is capitalism? -AN IDEOLOGY -A MINDSET -“AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM BASED ON THE PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND EXCHANGE, CHARACTERIZED BY THE FREEDOM OF CAPITALISTS TO OPERATE OR MANAGE THEIR PROPERTY FOR PROFIT IN COMPETITIVE CONDITIONS” -PRIORITIZE PROFIT, SELF INTEREST, SUPPORT COMPETITION Marx and anti-capitalism Marx Communist Manifesto Bourgeoisie- ruling class Proletariat- working class Means of production, exploitation Working class revolution Why run the Cap K? Links to EVERYTHING Good K to start with A lot of evidence from qualified sources People mishandle it all the time Why not run the cap K? Generic Not everyone likes the cap k or Zizek A ton of answers Complex theories Not many good alternatives Psychoanalysis and Capitalism Zizek Lacanian psychoanalyst Particularism Particular acts distract from the broader question of capital Universal rejection Other authors to know Johnston Dean Herod Mezaros links Prop up capitalist system/reinforce logic/distract from universal struggle EVERYTHING links to capitalism How could space exploration link to capitalism? Alternatives Clear explanation is key Rejection Withdrawal Rethink How would changing the way we think about capitalism lead to it’s breakdown? impacts Comodification Imperialism Exploitation Resource wars No value to life What bad things do you think capitalism causes Tricks and land mines Root cause Ethics Role of the ballot Answering the cap K Permutation Gibson and Gram Cap Good Transition Wars Psychoanalysis bad Why is capitalism good or why is rethinking it bad?