What enabled Harvey Weinstein

Amazon TV producer goes public with harassment claim against top exec Roy Price. Not just Harvey Weinstein: The depressing truth about sexual harassment in America. Jia Tolentino on how men like Harvey Weinstein implicate their victims in their acts. Rebecca Solnit on Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton, and blaming women for the acts of men. For conservatives, Weinstein proves a completely nonsensical point. “This is exactly how mainstream media made Trump president”. What enabled Harvey Weinstein: Changing the culture of maleness in this country is important — so is actually throwing rich sexual predators into prison. Harvey Weinstein’s contract allowed for sexual harassment.

The Harvey Weinstein story is Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” at work (in both senses), without the happy ending: Everyone pursues their individual interests as individuals; the result is a social catastrophe.