EconoFiction

The law of the tendentious fall of the general rate of profit in capital Bd.3

20 Jan , 2020  

In the opinion of Georgios Stamatis, Marx, in presenting the law of the tendentious case of the general rate of profit, equates value and price, among other things, in order to disregard the effect of the so-called Wicksell effects (including the observation of the relationship between the rate of profit ...

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Necropolitics

“Sie nannten uns politische Gefangene” – Inhaftierte Gilets Jaunes erzählen ihre Geschichte

19 Jan , 2020  

Während hierzulande in der radikalen Linken viel über Repression geklagt wird, die Erfahrung eines Knastaufenthalts aber, von den Folgen der Aktionen gegen G20 in Hamburg abgesehen, eher eine Ausnahme ist, sieht sich die Bewegung der Gelben Westen einer fast beispiellosen Repression ausgesetzt. Zahlreiche Verletzte (Dutzende haben ihr Augenlicht durch Gummigeschosse ...

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EconoFiction

The concept of capital at Deleuze/Guattari or the anarchy of machines

19 Jan , 2020  

The flow of subjective labor and the flow of objective capital. At the point in time, more precisely, in the passage of time (which has extended over longer historical periods), in which per se contingent encounters (those of the flows of money capital and labour) have “taken hold” (Althusser), as ...

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NonMusic

Kunst und Dervivat. Die Performance des Neuen

18 Jan , 2020  

Vortrag, gehalten an der HBK Saar

Kurze Einführung zum spekulativen Kapital. Wann immer ein professioneller Trader einen Trade beginnt, so versucht er, die involvierten Risiken zu bewerten. Prinzipiell kann man heute drei Strategien des derivativen Handels unterscheiden: Arbitrage, Hedging und Spekulation. Arbitrage intendiert die Realisierung eines möglichst risikolosen Gewinns durch ...

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NonPolitics

Understanding France’s General Strike in the Context of the Yellow Vests and Global Class Warfare

15 Jan , 2020  

Originally published by Radical Education Department. Written by Gabriel Rockhill. Image above by Patrice CALATAYU ( CC BY-SA 2.0 )

This article was published in a slightly different version here in CounterPunch.

Emmanuel Macron, a former investment banker, came to power in 2017 as a purported centrist bulwark against ...

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PhiloFiction

Kinetic Revolution: Understanding the Transversal Reality of the “Philosophy of Movement”

15 Jan , 2020  

 This is roughly where physics is at with what is now called quantum gravity theory in physics. In quantum gravity theory, space and time and all the laws of nature are not, as Einstein thought, a priori features of nature. They are emergent, metastable processes of indeterminate quantum fluctuations of ...

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NonPolitics

Only us: Ecology-against-the-State

14 Jan , 2020  

“We, and no one else.” – There is an overwhelming scene in Todd Haynes’ latest film, Dark Waters (2019), which shows how toxic chemicals used in the production of Teflon were spilled into the Ohio River. The lawyer, who went from being on the side of the multinationals to that ...

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EconoFiction

Marx and the ecstatic labor force

14 Jan , 2020  

Quite in contrast to mechanics, which defines the concept of force as the result of mutually canceling forces in their relationship to each other, Marx also seems to have always been intent, in his critique of political economy, on breaking the beautiful appearance of the balance and stability of the ...

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EconoFiction

Elie Ayaches and Suhail Malik’s heterodox concepts of finance: the frenzy of contingency

13 Jan , 2020  

The heterodox positions of Elie Ayache and Suhail Malik on contemporary finance are often perceived in the haze of accelerationism, although not widely discussed. Let us first turn to the prosition of Suhail Malik. For us, the contingent price movements of the underlying assets/underlyings and the likewise contingent derivative pricing ...

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PhiloFiction

codes of Concrete Spirit

13 Jan , 2020  

14:15
Compressions and fusions in cross-cultural dialogue simulates desert and jungle at the same time.
[Preface]
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“When she finally crawled into bed she felt the presence of the featureless black box in the room, emanating waves of
anticipative anxiety.”
“Body is black box”, it breaks out stunningly quiet.
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NonPolitics

La rue ou rien – Über die jüngsten Entwicklungen in Frankreich

12 Jan , 2020  

Die Kämpfe in Frankreich gegen die „Reform der Rentenversicherung“ treten in eine entscheidende Phase. Zwar ist es nicht gelungen, die Arbeitsniederlegungen auszuweiten, der Traum vom „großen Streik“, der allgegenwärtige linke Wunsch nach einem Generalstreik, ja nach einem grundsätzlichen Umsturz sind und bleiben Utopie. Nach wie vor tragen die Hauptlast des ...

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PhiloFiction

Adorno and Laruelle: The non-identical and the real

12 Jan , 2020  

Adorno speaks of the “non-identical being the own identity of the thing against its identifications” (Adorno, Negative Dialectic: 164). The cognition of the non-identical identifies differently from the identifying thinking, it emphasizes to say what something is, while the identifying thinking acts up as representation of the something that now ...

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EconoFiction

Global Governance

11 Jan , 2020  

It is easy to see today that in the course of implementing neo-liberal strategies, the state is being increasingly restricted in its function as the guarantor of social peace and compromise between the classes, while the various modes of operation of the social police are being intensified step by step. ...

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Documentation

Winter is Coming: Chile

11 Jan , 2020  

Seit Oktober 2019 halten heftige Unruhen Chile in Atem. Die Proteste richten sich gegen das neoliberale System, welches unter dem Pinochet Regime vor mehr als 30 Jahren eingeführt wurde. Wir hatten die Gelegenheit, mit Paulo aus Santiago de Chile zu reden, welcher sich als Teil der Bewegung sieht, und mehr ...

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EconoFiction

The Climate-Migration- Industrial Complex

11 Jan , 2020  

Thirty years ago there were fifteen border walls around the world. Now there are seventy walls and over one billion national and international migrants. International migrants alone may even double in the next forty years due to global warming. It is not surprising that over the past two decades, we ...

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GenericScience

Analog Hall of Fame: Scale

10 Jan , 2020  

I said before that no one has yet patented a Meaning Machine. While that’s true in the abstract, I want to talk about the two most common ways to hack around the problem. First is labor and second is scale.

k-means clustering of random data points

Meaning is the “hard problem” ...

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PhiloFiction

Meillassoux at the Googleplex

9 Jan , 2020  

I’ve been thinking about the old maxim “correlation is not causation.” Skeptics tend to push a strong interpretation of the maxim. The skeptics say significance doesn’t emanate from behavior; the phenomena of the world refuse to furnish their own meaning. Working scientists on the other hand tend to be more ...

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EconoFiction

Globale Governance

8 Jan , 2020  

Es ist heute leicht einzusehen, dass im Zuge der Implementierung neoliberaler Strategien der Staat in seiner Funktion als Gewährleistungsorgan des sozialen Friedens und des Kompromisses zwischen den Klassen immer weiter eingeschränkt wird, während die verschiedenen Funktionsweisen der sozialen Polizei Schritt für Schritt intensiviert werden. Es ist zu berücksichtigen, dass die ...

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NonPolitics

Logic and the Politics of Prevention

8 Jan , 2020  

In general, prevention is immanent to a specific time schedule. If the present future, which refers to what is expected of the future, and the future present, which designates that future that will actually occur, are not congruent, then, if one looks at it economically at first, through the use ...

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Biopolitics

The football syndrome: speculative business

7 Jan , 2020  

1) Soccer, porn and pop are the cultural industries of today.

2) Clubs, players and coaches are now highly speculative financial investments. The Neymar deal with a redemption of 222 million raises world football to a new dimension. One rather does not want to imagine the number nor can one ...

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Necropolitics

The Great March

7 Jan , 2020  

… If the slogan of that antiwar movement, “No Blood for Oil,” seemed too great a simplification, it was not for all of that mistaken. There can be no doubt that something like racial extractivism, the intensified appropriation of cheap resources backed by force of arms, has become the ...

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