Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"The Value of Nothing" by Raj Patel

I completely don't get this. The author complains that the modern market ideology replaces value with price. But markets don't even work unless we value things differently. It's only when we value something more that its cost (the price) that we buy it; and only when we value the money more than the thing that we sell it.

His main thesis is an empty rhetorical device.