Against the Grain

Weasel Words of 21st Century Capitalism

Innovation, grit, creativity, flexibility, choice — these words are ubiquitous in US society and yet, according to John Patrick Leary, they’re not neutral. Leary weighs in on the language of 21st century capitalism and how certain keywords are a slippery way to avoid calling thing what they are. (Encore presentation.)


John Patrick Leary, Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism Haymarket Books, 2019

photo: Jon Tyson via Unsplash


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