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Ravenous runs of commodification

The earliest use of the word commodification in English attested in the Oxford English Dictionary dates from 1975. Use of the concept of commodification became common with the rise of critical discourse analysis in semiotics, in turn a result of wave after wave of transformation of goods, services, ideas and people into commodities, or objects of trade. Capitalism has to convert humans, nature and everything else into commodities to keep growing …

  • Universal monetary commodification leads to a strange understanding of humanity carrying with it a psychological game model of contagion and debt plays a huge part in commodification.
  • In the commodification argument, there are techniques just around the corner that will make all of “it” easy work for interchangeable parts (preferably untrained personnel), and owning stuff increases happiness!
  • In commodification of legislation, the highest bidder can easily purchase entry into the government along with the various perks and influence that come with it.
  • The commodification of people and nature, the construction and manipulation of antagonisms and enemies, and the politics of fear begins with an interpretation of violence as a tendency built into “a hegemonic order characterised by the concentration of private power and wealth”.
  • Humans became commoditised through selling their 'labour' and nature has been commoditised in myriad ways: privately owned land, farm animals, wildlife, genetic code, and more …

Race to the bottom

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