This is the last piece in David Graeber's The Utopia of Rules. He introduces the essay by pointing out that his OWS buddies got arrested for blocking one bridge while five days later Chris Nolan got to close a different one for two days to shoot a movie. Well yeah, David, they asked permission.

Nonetheless, it does cover a lot of the tropes that bug me about superheroes in general, and therefore effectively all filmed entertainment out of Hollywood right now.


It always pisses me off how they ticket a homeless person for blocking a sidewalk but are more than willing to block those same sidewalks for more than a year for construction. It shows how this town values capital over citizens (that is if you value homeless people as people).

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