Reading Notes December 2nd

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Carter Whittington Jordan Radke Soci 415 2 December 2011 Reading Notes 12/2 Greider wants to get at the “soul of capitalism” and in doing so he talks about how we are about to come across a time where we have to face and adjust to what we currently know capitalism to be. He wants to say that we are not as powerless as we think and it is possible to accommodate basic human needs in the changing economic times. Greider states “As we look deeper for the soul of capitalism, we find that, in the terms of ordinary human existence, American capitalism doesn't appear to have one.” By this he means that society and capitalism have opposing values. Profits and maximizing efficiency come well before loyalty or “normal” American values, therefore capitalism doesn’t have a soul and it becomes more obvious the more we look into the complexity of the system. Greider argues that capitalism and society operate under different logics. The logic of capitalism is in essence the opposite of society. He talks about how capitalism is oblivious to the
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course SOCI 415 taught by Professor Margarita during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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