Fortunato Depero, Skyscrapers and Tunnels (Gratticieli e tunnel), 1930
This text continues the transcript by V. S. of Jonathan Bowden’s interview at the Union Jack Club in London on Saturday, November 21, 2009, after his lecture/performance on Punch and Judy. The title is editorial.
Le marché est une institution mondiale par nature. Le marché n’est ni raciste, ni nationaliste, ni religieux, car tant que l’argent est le seul facteur de décision, la race, la nationalité et la religion de l’acheteur et du vendeur n’ont absolument aucune importance. Elles sont même souvent complètement inconnues.
I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, but I did end up finding out about Chrysler’s dramatic attempt to frame the massive federal bailout of their floundering corporation as something to get patriotic about. During the half-time commercial break, Clint Eastwood snarls that “It’s half-time in America” . . . Read more …
The market is an inherently global institution. The market is non-racist, non-nationalist, and non-religious, for as long as decisions are made solely in monetary terms, the race, nationality, and religion of buyers and sellers simply do not matter. Often, they are completely unknown.
I know the ethnic identity of the owners of the Armenian rug shop and the Chinese restaurant down the street. But what is the race, ethnicity, or nationality of the Coca-Cola Corporation? Read more …