WOKE, INC.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam | Vivek Ramaswamy, Center Street, (2021), 321p.
The fraught foundations of “shareholder capitalism,” the intellectually inconsistent and integrity-challenged fad of those incapable of defending the basics of a free market and turn towards an insidious form of oligarchical-driven tyranny, comes under review in Ramaswamy’s tome.
The apparent fact is that CEOs and corporations, more than not, know nothing when it comes to politics and policy. Take, for example, Delta throwing a fit over Georgia’s voting rights laws. Laws that were more liberal than Colorado’s - to which no one objected - and have produced not voter suppression but greater participation with the added value of increased confidence in results. Why did Delta choose to do so? They followed the groupthink of the “Shareholder Capitalism” class that knows little yet advocates fiercely.
As the title proclaims, this book focuses mainly on woke policies - properly understood as applied Critical Theory. The latter is the 40-year outgrowth of academia that has snarled itself into a series of contradictions that are essentially a racist ideology and generally anti-science.
This collection of ill-conceived notions is moving from fad to zeitgeist in an arc eerily reminiscent of the progressive’s eugenics obsession a century prior.
Woke, Inc. is a decent dive into these trends. It’s a tad short on insight but a fine collection of antidotes examining these developments. It’s not likely to have a long shelf-life but is an able guide to “current events.”