Slavoj Zizek on the Hypocrisy of Conscious Consumerism

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpAMbpQ8J7g?wmode=transparent]
via good.is

Bjorn Wagner  put me onto this resource.

As good.is describe it, "In this lecture, compellingly illustrated by the RSA Animate crew, the philosopher Slavoj Zizek criticizes charity and what he calls "cultural capitalism"—think TOMS shoes or Fair Trade coffee—as palliatives that only perpetuate an immoral economic system".

Very provocative, well reasoned, and made me wish I could get the RSA crew to animate my teaching.