Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Long Now talk on Deviant Globalization

It's long, but hopefully worthwhile. Comments most welcome.


Anonymous said...

Brilliant observations! I am really looking forward to your book. You made one way connection from deviant global capitalists to HBR reading businessmen. I wonder if the arrow doesnt go the other way as well. Some of what you said about deviant global capitalists sounded a lot like the VCs in the silicon valley I heard from sometime back. Is silicon valley about deviant capitalism in its essence?

Väinö said...

This presentation war superb. Personally I'm still hovering somewhere between legalization and de-criminalization as far as drugs are concerned. I always like to hear viewpoints on this particular issue so I can further make up my mind.
Your libertarian viewpoint is certainly interesting and very well formed. If there's a book coming, I'll buy it.

Anonymous said...

I particularly liked the many examples that highlighted your major point of Deviant Globalisation not being an epiphenomenon of capitalism but an inner core of capitalism itself. I think you are offering an immanent critique of the system by reading the promises of its ideology against its reality.

From a policy point of view, I think the western states could at least tolerate domestic production of illicit drugs and in that way lessen the profits and power of the global trade networks. So far the opposite has happened, which sort of suggests that policy decisions can make a difference.

Jaakko Immonen

Dan O'Donnell said...

This talk was a 'eureka' moment for me.

Anonymous said...

So much worldview-changing information is contained in this talk, it's amazing. I can't even imagine how the next generation is supposed to be educated into this. I realize I'm late to the party, but is there a transcript floating around? I'd like to translate it into Japanese.