The Twisted Relationship of Love and Capitalism

Illustration by the author

In 1956, the social philosopher Erich Fromm wrote an insightful critique of the effects of capitalism on love. In his book, the Art of Loving, he exposed the economic system’s influence and offered solutions for its deficiencies. In this first article of a two-part series, I want to explore the former by updating it to a 2020 reality.