Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Life-Grounded Materialism and Work

In our readings this week, Jeff Noonan argues that culture can only be understood within the complex social interactions that comprise the human labour process.  My reading of that argument (as it relates to human justice or the good) suggests that cultural norms and values are built up around a division of labour that justifies and then reinforces societal knowledge (or common-sense).  If this is true, how does a liberal culture justify or normalize a monetary buy-out to a failed business-leader that matches more or less the monetary buy-out to 17,000 (of its now dismissed) employees?  Read that story here.

Using Noonan's Life-Grounded Materialism, how would you respond to this story?

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