Riders of the Capitalist Apocalypse


According to Slavoj Žižek, the four riders are:

  1. Ecological Crises
  2. Consequences of the biogenetic revolution
  3. Imbalances within the system itself (problems with intellectual property; forthcoming struggles over raw materials, food and water)
  4. 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.

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