According to Slavoj Žižek, the four riders are:
- Ecological Crises
- Consequences of the biogenetic revolution
- Imbalances within the system itself (problems with intellectual property; forthcoming struggles over raw materials, food and water)
- Explosive growth of social divisions and exclusions
Also in the introduction to Living In The End Times, he points out, “The progress of capitalism, which necessitates a consumerist ideology, is gradually undermining the very (Protestant ethical) attitude which rendered capitalism possible — today’s capitalism increasingly functions as the “institutionalization of envy.”
I am quite excited to get into this book which I ordered before Christmas and am just now getting around to reading.