Monday, 9 February 2009

Iceland and the Self-Help Shelf

Iceland has sacked the Head of its Central Bank. Poor darling, he's very, very upset. What's interesting, tho' is that the Weather Report is critiquing his reaction with quotes from not Marx or Keynes or Friedman but, um, Further Along the Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck. It's as if the readership of Men are From Mars and Women are from Venus had suddenly developed an acute sense of economic and political judgment.

Which, in British terms, is roughly the same as the readership of the Sunday Mail supplements suddenly turning against turbo-driven finance capitalism.

I don't think the Weather Report is a Marxist. But, blimey, I think she understand the Gramsican concept of hegemony.

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