Asset Stripping

There's a mock utilitarianism to asset stripping that undermines its pretence of value maximisation. If value is to be maximised by an activity then surely this activity must be extraordinary compared to activities that return less value. Yet if assets can be stripped and value extracted this must be an unexceptional activity if it is not to be disastrous.

Postmodernism is asset stripping and is indeed the cultural logic of late (pathalogical) capitalism. Any "freedom" which imposes a greater cost for less reward than a free or Free alternative is an exploitation. Services and utilities are the indentured labour of the twenty-first century.

Smash global capitalism! Spend less money!
Destroy the machine! Don't send email!
Free yourself! Do nothing!

- Rob.