And the Advancing Endgame Revolt!
2. Capital Movement and Global Displacement: Curricular Fatalities in the Age of Neoliberalism—the Case of Cape Verde
Capital Movement and Global Displacement: Curricular Fatalities in the Age of Neoliberalism—the Case of Cape Verde
Capital accumulation under capitalism, more specifically neoliberalism, is as unequivocally ravaging as it is unreservedly parasitic. On the one hand, it leaves a trail of destruction that ultimately weighs on the most vulnerable members of the affected society. Its tendency to exacerbate the inequality present on the ground is equal only to the excesses that it engenders. As Donaldo Macedo (1995) has astutely and eloquently observed, only the excesses of such an inequitable system can produce a society in which a New York restaurant can charge $23,000 for a chocolate-layered dessert to satisfy the hubris of those whose fortunes are created on the backs of exploited labor. On the other hand, the devastation is such that it effectively permeates the globe in search of new markets to exploit and new lives to consume in relationships that, while often obfuscated and hidden from the people, are nevertheless myopically conceived, putridly immoral, and unsustainable in the long run. Only such a system is capable of forcing youth to sell their bodies to finance a college education (Zernike, 2001), towns to change their names for the sake of cable subscriptions (Fernandez, 2013), and community colleges to develop college degrees in management specifically targeted to store chains (Parry, 2010). At the same time, politicians socialize the cost of war to maintain lucrative defense contracts while simultaneously eradicating funding for schools...
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