vit_r (vit_r) wrote,
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Zombie capitalism

When most people think of the difficulty of life in the Brezhnev era, I think they tend to think of either poverty in a strictly material sense - eg, sawdust in the bogroll - or, of course, the travails of the dissidents. However, as a student of history, the point that impresses me most is the great pointlessness of most peoples' lives. (And no, most people were not dissidents.)

... The late Communist world was a world in which it was often your job to do strange, useless things badly, all day, for no good reason at all.
http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/04/america-zombie-nation.html
Tags: crisis, economics, en, russia
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