At a moment when capitalism is facing increasing scrutiny, and its apologists are under greater pressure to defend it, Airbnb Magazine reminds us of something that bears repeating about the ideologists of capital today: not only are they as stupid as ever, they seem to be getting desperate.
John Patrick Leary is the author of Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism.
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