Last week we were indecisive in selecting a reading and I agreed to pick something for us after some thought. And so it was that, while browsing @news for ideas, I stumbled upon a post by market fetishist and our occasional interlocutor — Willy Gillis! Reading this pablum got me thinking about the utterly illusory nature of the ‘science’ of economics and the totalizing patterns of thought and behavior that it imposes on our lives, alongside what it means to reject and extirpate these sacred irons.
To that effect, here are two readings against economism (and one hopelessly mired in it) for next week: Gilly’s piece, “Money and Logos” from Il Diavolo in Corpo, and a short piece from Massimo Passamani called “The Price of an Entire World”. If you don’t have the time or inclination to read all of the above, don’t worry about it — just bring some thoughts on what being at daggers with the economic order means to YOU!