Spurning the “Disembedded Market”: Occupy Movement Rejects Commodification of Everything

Spurning the “Disembedded Market”: Occupy Movement Rejects Commodification of Everything
Janice Harvey
, drawing on Karl Polanyi’s 1944 classic The Great Transformation, suggests that the Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Everywhere movement is a predictable reaction to a destructive market logic that seeks to commodify everything, even the “experience of being human within a larger community of life.” The intensifying global struggle is for “an ecologically sustainable economy in the control and service of a just society, and a politics that empowers people to redesign the economy to these ends.” This is not simply about making “demands” on those in power—it is about wholesale transformation. Read the article…

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