Moloch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moloch#As_social_or_political_allegory In Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” (1955), Moloch is used as a metaphor for capitalism and industrial civilization, and for America more specifically. The word is repeated many times throughout Part II of the poem, and begins (as an exclamation of “Moloch!”) in all but…

Rats? Moloch?

http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/ Like the rats, who gradually lose all values except sheer competition, so companies in an economic environment of sufficiently intense competition are forced to abandon all values except optimizing-for-profit or else be outcompeted by companies that optimized for profit better and so can sell…