Posts tagged "george gonzalez"

My Wish This Valentine’s Day

By George González   No doubt, much of our contemporary consumer society is magical and ecstatic. This extends to our niche and lucrative markets in love and romance. Hallmark and Hollywood movies send the message that the truest expressions of romantic love are ones that sweep up two individuals---preferably heterosexual, white, English speaking, lovely and bourgeois---into a world...

I Love You, I Do.

We asked our Near and Dear to tell us something about today, the day when we celebrate love--or loss or absence or grief or joy or chocolate or the color red.  Valentine's Day is one of those not-so-holy (or so-holiday) holidays we bump into on the annual calendar, on our way to spring, rebirth and...

All the Market’s a Stage

By George González Placards at this weekend's forced evacuation of “Occupy Boston,” as elsewhere in the country, defiantly read, “You Can't Evict an Idea.” This kind of contention is key to understanding the sophisticated politics of the “Occupy Movement.”  The seeming contradiction between this notion and the original focus on the physical occupation of space exemplifies...

The Market, Warren Buffett, and the Occupation of Wall Street

The power of consumer society works precisely by blurring the distinction between the street and the interests of financial markets. By George González “Do You Really Think 3000 People Are Here at This Park Today to Make a Point About Nothing Important?”--Sign written by one of the protesters at Occupy Wall Street in New York City In his...