Monday, July 11, 2011

Korean Interview with Michael Perelman

I did an interview on a Korean FM program 1013 Main Street regarding Manufacturing Discontent: The Trap of Individualism in Corporate Society, which is available in Korean. The interviewer has a remarkable command of language as well as the understanding of the book

1 comment:

Myrtle Blackwood said...

Thanks for posting this Michael.

"Lao Tzu [said] about the latter days of any culture or system of government where evil and venal men and women mine the wreckage for personal profit. It’s the accepted thing to lie and conspire while presented oneself as a patriot and defender of the land and the people they are looting. Speeches are filled with flowery words that mean nothing. Honor is an empty suit that parades around as a mockery of itself while ignorant people applaud and wonder at the mysterious presence and power of those who give the appearance of possessing virtues, which would instantly compromise all of their selfish actions. It doesn’t matter anymore what you are, it only matters how you make yourself appear to be."
[Can't remember where this quote came from]

It is the end of the culture of the unfettered market. Thank God.
The irony is that for those fortunate people who manage to make a niche for themselves away from all this greed and corruption life is very likely to be so much happier. I can actually remember living through the pre-consumer culture. It was good.