Zombie Apocalypse and Market Monsters

I highly recommend listening to the Extraenvironmentalist’s Halloween special “Market Monsters“.

Do our stories of monsters, vampires, and zombie apocalypse reflect our unease living under capital? Economic vampirism stalks the land and our own bodies move to perform harmful work, zombie-like and self-destructive.

The episode if fun and thought-provoking, looking at why contemporary culture is rife with monster narratives, zombies especially.

Remember Matt Taibbi in his important 2009 essay, “The Great American Bubble Machine“: “The world’s most powerful investment bank [Goldman Sachs] is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

Consider subscribing to The Extraenvironmentalist podcast on iTunes — I’ve listened to several great episodes in the last few weeks.