I just finished reading “The Culture of the New Capitalism” by Richard Sennett. Published in 2006 it provided me with a new way of thinking about the current state of working and about politics. This set of lectures ends with an assessment of “… three critical values – narrative, usefulness, and craftsmanship” that Sennett believes can create a needed “cultural anchor”. These notions seem to be germane to many of the ongoing OGM conversations.
[I will put a bit more in this post about the key threads of Sennett’s argument in the next several days. (Who needs Roam when one has OGM discourse? </joke>)]