- Julio M. Shiling
For most of capitalism’s life, the parameters were well established. Morality was never supposed to absent itself from business activities because monstrosities like the perverse relationships between democracy-based corporate entities and evil regimes like communist China’s could surface, but on a historical level, politics and commercial activity were kept has separate. There was, figuratively speaking, a wall between private and public entities.
However, there has been an ideological, corporatist activism that started in the 1980s, but that has recently sprung, that threatens to strangle the free enterprise system, corrupt our republican form of government, and consequently, suppress the notions of a free society.
This is why Stephen R. Soukup’s book The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business (Encounter Books, 2021) is such an important read. Big business has become politicized to the point that its concrete curbing of free speech, conservative political thought, and religious practice has transformed it into a concurrent, unelected, absolutist government. Despite its relatively small volume, Soukup does a comprehensive job of laying out the intricacies behind the bizarre phenomenon of woke capitalism.Continue Reading …‘Woke’ Capitalism Explained by Stephen Soukup’s Latest Book: The Dictatorship of Woke Capital