Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Apologizing for Profits

A pragmatism-eaten apologist for capitalism might think this Chevron "We Agree" ad is genius:

Given the intellectual bankruptcy and cynicism of our media and political institutions, this is what qualifies as "marketing genius," and it's probably the best that can be done in such a context. Hey, look, we put our profits to good use! It serves the common good! Capitalism works! Here, listen to our enemies, whom we are providing a platform, and we agree with them!

Of course, Ayn Rand would throw a shit-fit if she saw this advertisement, and she'd be spot-on right, as usual.

Need I go on?

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