When Did Capitalism Become Our Religion? – O Society
Capitalism, in other words, is the new religion, a system full of enchanted superstitions and unfounded beliefs and beholden to its own clerisy of economists and managers, its own iconography of advertising and public relations, and its own political theology—a view of history and politics premised on the inevitability of the capitalist system spreading across the world.
McCarraher speks about capitalism’s past and present, the lost radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Bernie Sanders’ candidacy, and the rise of a new generation of socialists. The following is edited and condensed for clarity.