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Shad: Can Kim Kardashian's selfie book end modern capitalism?

Shad concludes today's show with a brief reflection on Selfish, Kim Kardashian West's book of selfies. It's a product of its time, after all.
Dear society: Kim Kardashian West's baby hairs are "on fleek". (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)
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"Kim Kardashian West's selfie book might determine the fate of our civilization."

Shad made that statement jokingly during last week's pop culture panel — but now that he's given it some thought, he'd like to stand by it. The "book" is, after all, a product of its time. 

"I've come to the conclusion that between Thomas Piketty's Capital and Selfish ... Kim's book might present the more compelling case against modern capitalism."

q: Hear him make the case and tell us: do we get the best-sellers we deserve? Is Selfish more a portrait of society than of one selfie-taking celebrity? 

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