Posted by: graphiclucidity | July 13, 2009

life, inc.

This guy is brilliant and has some far-out ideas about our economic system.
But… it makes a lot of sense.


I’ll have to find out more about this. I’m very intrigued by it all. Combined with other information, it helps with perspective – past, present, and future.

In the meantime…
If you feel like you’re living in a  logo’d, slogan’d, advertized, marketingrized, poll number-bummed, ratings gone wild, new digitized televised world filled with corporate zombies and sleepwalking, pacified, consumerized, laboring automatons…..

Or If you just feel like something ain’t quite right with the system…

Then check this out:

Life, Inc.

Douglas Rushkoff

In Life Inc., award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from a convenient legal fiction to the dominant fact of contemporary life. Indeed as Rushkoff shows, most Americans have so willingly adopted the values of corporations that theyre no longer even aware of it.

Douglas Rushkoff is the author of ten books on media, technology, and society, including Cyberia, Media Virus, Coercion, Nothing Sacred, Get Back in the Box, and the novel Ecstasy Club. He made the PBS Frontline documentaries Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and the upcoming Digital Nation. He is the host of the WFMU radio show The MediaSquat, and he will be teaching the New School University this Fall.

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