The Anti-Social Socialist: What is the Connection Between Narcissism and Capitalism?


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“The cult of self dominates our cultural landscape. This cult has within it the classic traits of psychopaths: superficial charm, grandiosity, and self-importance; a need for constant stimulation, a penchant for lying, deception, and manipulation, and the inability to feel remorse or guilt. This is, of course, the ethic promoted by corporations. It is the ethic of unfettered capitalism.” — Chris Hedges

by The Anti-Social Socialist
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 7, 2021

The Bewildered Herd on Feb 7, 2021

“Our winner-take-all culture, as well as our market-driven economy have created a system that depends on and reinforces a narcissistic pathology that forces citizens to ruthlessly put their own self-interests above all else.”

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How Capitalism Controls You by The Anti-Social Socialist

Late-Stage Capitalism Deprives Us Of Meaning + The Capitalist Class Is Bringing America Towards Fascism, by Rainer Shea

Chris Hedges: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

What is the Relationship Between Loneliness and Capitalism? by The Anti-Social Socialist

The United States of Greed and Bullies