Thursday, February 21, 2013

Carl Neville  a.k.a. the Impostume, with a new blog, Holding Out For A Hero, that isn't really a blog but is more like a book. A book about the effects on pop culture, especially but not exclusively the movies, of neoliberalism (cheap credit, government debt, deregulation, an economy fueled by financial and real estate speculation, etc).  This cultural economy  Carl analyses / analogises in terms of steroids (artificial growth) and cocaine (artificial triumphalism).  When the economic base is ever more ungrounded, ever more baseless, what happens to the superstructure?