Against the Grain

The Logistics Revolution and the Blockade

The so-called logistics revolution has changed the way capitalists operate. As corporations have embraced a model of lean, flexible, just-in-time production, they have made their operations more profitable and have disempowered workers all along the supply chain. But, as Jasper Bernes explains, these innovations have simultaneously heightened the vulnerability of retailers and other businesses to the protest tactic of the blockade. (Encore presentation.)

Jasper Bernes, “Our Streets” Verso Books blog

Jasper Bernes, The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization Stanford University Press, 2017

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