Great piece from Slavoj Zizek in the New Statesman.
The animality with which we are dealing here â” the ruthless egotism of each of the individuals pursuing his or her private interest â” is the paradoxical result of the most complex network of social relations (market exchange, social mediation of production). That individuals are blinded to this network points towards its ideal (“spiritual”) character:
in the civil society structured by market,
abstraction rules more than ever.