Neo-liberalism and Pornography

By | September 25th, 2019|LRO 177|

Neo-liberalism, compared to a prior stage of capitalism, does not repress desire as such but uses desire to increase the productivity of its workers. Herbert Marcuse called this phenomenon, in Eros and Civilization, the “performance principle,” which is the capitalist equivalent of Freud's reality principle. As long as a desire is productive, as long as [...]