Davos and ‘capitalist time’

A very interesting article. Below some clips.

How does capitalism condition the ways in which we measure, imagine and weaponise time – and what does this mean for our future? It’s Davos time again. Our overlords are arriving at the Alpine resort for the World Economic Forum (WEF). But the ski slopes all around are melting. The mountain’s snowline is receding.

Anthropocene is the buzz word, with Capitalocene its more accurate substitute.

Facing the catastrophes of his era, and the complacency of progressives, [Walter] Benjamin offered the image of the emergency brake: “Marx says that revolutions are the locomotive of world history. But perhaps it is quite otherwise. Perhaps revolutions are an attempt by the passengers on this train — namely, the human race — to activate the emergency brake.”


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