The Financial Times celebrates Palantir as exemplar of The American Corporatist State, a comment by Almost Marx

‘ The company was originally funded from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s not-for-profit venture capital arm, and was used by government agencies.’

‘The group was founded in 2004 by Mr Thiel; its chief executive Alex Karp; Joe Lonsdale, now at Formation 8, the venture capital firm; Nathan Gettings and Stephen Cohen.’

Add this information, to the vote in Congress on TPA and the TPP and we see that the American Government and American Capital are joined in the project to turn the remnants of The Republic into a Corporatist State! And all this celebrated in this newspaper, whose allegiance is to the ascendent Neo-Liberal Dogma of the Free Market and it’s utterly corrupting practice of neoliberal rationalism. On this last point see Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos:

Almost Marx

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