Zizek, the most famous (and entertaining) philosopher of our moment, recently appeared at Occupy Wall Street and provided the simple nut of his complicated political and economic thinking:
"We can see that for a long time we allowed our political engagement also to be outsourced,” he said. “We want it back. We are not communists. If communism means the system which collapsed in 1990, remember that today those communists are the most efficient ruthless capitalists. In China today we have capitalism which is even more dynamic than your American capitalism but doesn’t need democracy.There you have it. Two myths are dead in the post-neoliberal stage: one, markets are better than and separate from governments; two, democracy and markets are one and the same thing (you can't have one without the other). The other myth that's on the chopping board (David Graber , placed it there)is that debts need to be repaid.
“Which means when you criticize capitalism, don’t allow yourselves to be blackmailed that you are against democracy. The marriage between democracy and capitalism is over.”