Definitions : M

M for and market.

The mysterious netherworld in which commodities, having seduced investors and subjugated producers, compete to complete their subjection by reducing them to consumers. Capitalists are governed by their capital; the economy grants less security and freedom of movement to its human participants than to the objects they consider themselves to possess and control.

In the words of a former addict of heroin (the commodity par excellence),

“The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product; he does not upgrade and refine his merchandise, he degrades and simplifies his client.”

Economy (seated), to Middle Manager: “More of their blood now, on the double!”