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Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit

Graeber, David (2012) Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit. The Baffler (19). pp. 66-84. ISSN 1059-9789

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Abstract

A secret question hovers over us, a sense of disappointment, a broken promise we were given as children about what our adult world was supposed to be like. I am referring not to the standard false promises that children are always given (about how the world is fair, or how those who work hard shall be rewarded), but to a particular generational promise—given to those who were children in the fifties, sixties, seventies, or eighties—one that was never quite articulated as a promise but rather as a set of assumptions about what our adult world would be like. And since it was never quite promised, now that it has failed to come true, we’re left confused: indignant, but at the same time, embarrassed at our own indignation, ashamed we were ever so silly to believe our elders to begin with.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://thebaffler.com/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Baffler Foundation Inc.
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 11:27
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53296

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