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Star Trek and Cultural Capitalism

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Tess Wise

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Transcript of Star Trek and Cultural Capitalism

Star Trek and Cultural Capitalism

2001
"Yankee Traders"
Post-capitalist Utopia
Ferengi and Borg
Free market capitalists were intended to be the villains in
TNG
"[T]he main merit of individualism...is that it is a system under which bad men can do the least harm."

- Hayek (1948)
Free market capitalism embraces individualism
Quark:
A Ferengi finds a conscience
Nog:
The first Ferengi in Starfleet
Seven of Nine:
A Borg must accept her individuality
1987
1990s economic growth primarily benefited the rich
"Yankee Traders"
Capitalists were intended to be the VILLAINS of TNG
Cultural Capitalism
Tess Wise
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