Firms investing more in capital than labor is evidence of low demand. Low demand saps productivity, which limits investment in new equipment and workers.
If we’re safer because police are better than they used to be at policing, why do we need more police, more laws, more surveillance, more secrecy, and more technology meant to control us?
Cultural surplus has replaced cultural scarcity. In doing so, it’s also changed the calculus of how we define our inner lives. The shelf space I once devoted to books, magazines, CDs, records, DVDs, and comics is now disk space housing commodified memories. They’re always already at the click of a mouse, reminders that the death of stuff is the death of things we could throw away.
Comicsgate is as much about comics fans as it is about comics as a medium and an industry.
The black conservative agenda is a product. Black conservatives sell it by seeing the world through the eyes of predominantly white consumers and patrons. In that world racism is a bug, not a feature of American modernity.