Sloterdijk’s Grasping Hands

| August 2, 2012

Free-market authors have also shown how the current situation turns the traditional meaning of exploitation upside down. In an earlier day the rich lived at the expense of the poor, directly and unequivocally; in a modern economy unproductive citizens increasingly live at the expense of productive ones–though in an equivocal way, since they are told, and believe, that they are disadvantaged and deserve more still.

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