Is Goldman Sachs speeding up the future? This article seems to think so, though it's author seems to have missed the fact.
Discussion item for a future series of beers at Lowlands:
How, and under what circumstances, can market-driven speculation be an asset to the progressive cause?
Provisional Answer A (the "Neo-liberal-leftist" answer): When asset commodity prices are kept artificially low by government intervention, thus slowing down the future, market speculation can correct for the downward price manipulation.
Provisional Answer B (the "Trotskyite" answer): Fuck you and your fucking category mistake, you motherfucker.
Provisional Answer C (the "social enterprise as liberation theology" answer): Under most circumstances, and the only reason you think it can't is because your disdain for synergies between capitalism and progressivism has condemned you to a life of bitter, self-righteous irrelevance. If The Future is a 180mph Ferrari that just crossed the Swiss border, you are an Italian cop with no jurisdiction.
Provisional Answer D: Only in the case of consumables.
P.S. Oh yeah, here’s the link, you motherfucker.
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