Saturday, April 25, 2009

People vote for identity

[My thesis would be that the money incentive is not the only way nor even historically the most predominant way in which this drive has been met and that the myth of the hard working capitalist “savage” is just that, a myth not reflective of other forms of “economy”, how they are organized, and what has motivated human bodies within these forms of economy. Here I think my observations about upsetting coworkers is particularly salient with respect to incentivization. There we find a motive that is entirely non-economic in nature but which is nonetheless extremely compelling to those within its grip. larvalsubjects Says: March 31, 2009 at 9:41 pm]

[Vikram Muthanna in Black & White
Star of Mysore - Three people have hit the headlines for ushering in change: Mallika Sarabhai, Capt. GR Gopinath and Meera Sanyal. Mallika Sarabhai is a renowned Kuchipudi ...
Global Voices Online
Indian Elections 2009: Reading The Digital Tea Leaves on ‘Who Will ...
Global Voices Online - ‎Apr 24, 2009 - There is Meera Sanyal who is fighting from South Mumbai, Captain CK Gopinath from South Bangalore and Mallika Sarabhai from Gandhinagar in Gujarat. ...
Capt Gopinath launches his low cost poll model
12 Apr 2009, 0140 hrs IST, ET Bureau - Capt Gopinath said that many volunteers have come forward to be part of his election campaign while adding that this represents the face of the new India. He exhorted people to become the change agents as for too long the political parties have making electoral gains based on the divisions in the society be it caste or religion.]

Our good wishes to the hopeful change agents, but people vote for identity. Politics, therefore, is far more complicated and unpredictable than what Capt. Gopinath & Co. would probably appreciate. [TNM]

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