The Triumph of Managerialism


Player Piano (Kurt Vonnegut)

As corporate managers realise the power that they wield over those that they purport to serve either as shareholders of customers their behaviour becomes more and arrogant.
The narrowness of personal value and vision that got them to where they are, raises no objection to more and more extreme action in defense of their power.
The elevation of consumption to culture that fueled their success leaves them frustrated and unfulfilled at the pinnacle.
To give their success meaning, they begin building a new culture based on their shared experience of success through slavish obedience to superiors.
Underneath this culture, opposition inevitably builds against not only the managers but, mistakenly, the systems of production from which they draw their power. In the ensuing revolution, the best and the worst are lost together.
Sounds like history.....

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