“We use like twelve or thirteen kinds of different fish, but the thing is we have the same fish everyday,“ says Thomas, now standing over one of many skate wings he must fillet into equal portions. “I know each fish in here. I know the body.“
Worth a read. A revolution against Neoliberalism
Guaranteeing the sanctity of markets is supposed to be the limit of legitimate state functions, and state interventions should always be subordinate to markets. All human behavior, and not just the production of goods and services, can be reduced to market transactions.
And the application of utopian neoliberalism in the real world leads to deformed societies as surely as the application of utopian communism did.
Social media may have helped organise the kernel of a movement that eventually overthrew Mubarak, but a large element of what got enough people into the streets to finally overwhelm the state security forces was economic grievances that are intrinsic to neoliberalism.
The script, by Falstaff and Schyma, speaks to the impending death and increasing desperation of record companies. It’s also a gritty portrait of the plight of the indie musician.
More on the Houston movie Honky Tonk Blood on 29-95.