Boon Joon Ho

Parasite Movie

Parasite, the Gig Economy, and Neoliberalism

In Boon Joon Ho’s universe it’s the poor who can’t afford to insulate themselves from the cruel happenstance of the natural world. Or perhaps even more sinister, since global warming is man man, its one more way the neoliberal world of capitalism is built on the back of the working poor and not a tool to help people rise out of it. A rising tide lift all ships but if one doesn’t own a ship to begin with that rising tide just floods your basement apartment.

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