The Commodification of Air
We’ve long been attempting to craft our own personalized biospheres. From our air-conditioned, seat-warming cars to our massive office buildings with secured windows and central air, we’ve created a comprehensive range of self-contained habitats designed to be immune to outside conditions, capable of being regulated and manipulated at will. This simulacral logic would be readily adopted by neoliberal capitalism as companies looking for new avenues of profit would begin to productize these simulated environments — transforming the very air we breathed into a manufactured, commodified good.
You Are Not The Answer
A focus on individualism shifts the blame from those with the actual power — and responsibility — to address the issues. We are told that the problems in our lives are solvable mostly by individual action. This lie has been repeated so often that it has soaked down into the…