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My least favorite form of critique is calling systems "broken" when they are working as designed.
"omg financializing crisis isn't actually incentivizing responses to crises! it's as if the arbitrary mortality thresholds were defined by people unaffected by said crises!"
Things that are not "broken":

- a financial system that favors the "haves" by dispossessing/producing "have nots"
- the carceral state & its extension, surveillance capitalism
- highly marketized health care systems that ration care, disadvantaging improverished, racialized PTs
More things that are not "broken"

- the neoliberal university & the expansion of precarity via the commodification of education/research
- western feminisms that center cis, middle-class, hetero, white women
- conservation rooted in violent colonial dispossession
Another thing that isn't "broken":

A capitalist labor market that excludes/discriminates against the following by default (categories =! mutually exclusive):
- Black people
- disabled people
- current & formerly incarcerated people
- immigrants
- women
- trans + GNC people
My takeaway here is that critique requires specificity, incl. naming harms & recognizing systems (even non-systems) as having a political economy that is more fundamental than ‘brokenness’. We have to be able to articulate a more just vision/praxis.
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