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the job-creator is always right (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 9 months ago | (#45147793)

He has described the philosophy of the most successful corporations, circa 2013. It's one property of late-stage capitalism.

Re:the job-creator is always right (1)

rk (6314) | about 9 months ago | (#45148387)

Interestingly enough, it's the one property I don't want any company to have with me, EXCEPT for the press. But true to form, it's backwards again.

Re:the job-creator is always right (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 9 months ago | (#45159461)

Capitalism would be someone else with a rounder wheel breaking that fascism off in Salent's. . .wherever.

Re:the job-creator is always right (1)

cffrost (885375) | about 9 months ago | (#45161659)

He has described the philosophy of the most successful corporations, circa 2013. It's one property of late-stage capitalism.

Yes, but it goes further back than that: it's the philosophy of Freud, later revolutionized and put to use by his nephew, Edward Bernays [wikipedia.org] , author of Propaganda [wikipedia.org] , which now goes by euphemisms such as "public relations" and "marketing," under the guise of advertising and political rhetoric.

I believe that people (generally speaking) now do as they're told, while under the belief that they're doing as they wish. I think that some of the best examples of this are unending "voting for the lesser evil," and the slavish wretchedness known as "brand loyalty," the latter of which, I think, is best exemplified by the behavior of so-called "fanbois."

The 2002 BBC documentary The Century of the Self [wikipedia.org] by Adam Curtis cited in the aforementioned article on Bernays, provides a wonderful overview of the development and success of the institutional manipulation that's now firmly rooted in human society — I can't recommend it highly enough... Fortunately, several well-seeded torrents are available:

https://kickass.to/usearch/the%20century%20of%20the%20self/?field=seeders&sorder=desc [kickass.to]

Re:the job-creator is always right (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 9 months ago | (#45165551)

> do as they're told, while under the belief that they're doing as they wish.

Perfect statement.

Breaking through that ice? It's probably why I am motivated to post, at all.

Re:the job-creator is always right (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 9 months ago | (#45171193)

You're only the third person I've ever encountered who has seen that BBC documentary. You, me, and the person who told me I needed to watch it back in the mid-2000s.

It really is indispensable if you want to understand society circa 2013.

Re:the job-creator is always right (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 9 months ago | (#45174869)

How'd I miss this, myself?

Re:the job-creator is always right (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 9 months ago | (#45174859)

I never saw it. Thanks for the torrents!

I know Bernays... And reference "Propaganda". I'm of course very interested.

Re:the job-creator is always right (1)

cffrost (885375) | about 9 months ago | (#45177223)

No problem, buddy. I'm currently seeding the 2.33GB, 4-file version,* if that helps.

* Hash is: 61D5920DD23DD78723CA0EAD30B6100ABD2A1D1C

I was led to Bernays > Propagana > BBC's CotS via one of Noam Chomsky's lectures (I can't remember which)... Do you have any recommendations of others' works worth reading/watching/listening to, covering the same or similar broad social/political/economic issues and/or mechanisms? Responses from anyone are warmly welcomed and appreciated.

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