337 – “[Capitalism is] remarkably resilient and can be traced to a process [called] ‘cheapness.’ … Seven ‘things,’ [which] aren’t physical objects as much as they are a hidden social, ecological and economic infrastructure: nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives. [Where] cheapness is a process of responding to economic crises by devaluing each of those [structures] so that capitalism can continue to concentrate wealth in the hands of the already-wealthy…. Capitalism values cheapness above all else.”

–Chris Winters

He was discussing Jason W Moore and Raj Patel’s book The History of the World in Seven Cheap Things with Raj Patel

Quote Number:  1114

Source: Winters, Chris. “Raj Patel on How to Break Away from Capitalism.” in Yes! Magazine. October 23, 2017. http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/raj-patel-on-how-to-break-away-from-capitalism-20171023


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