Max Haiven

Auf dem Opferaltar des extraktiven Kapitalismus: Anmerkungen zu Abolition und Übergang

Es ist schwierig, ein passenderes und erschreckenderes Sinnbild für die Verflechtung von kapitalistischer Ausbeutungswirtschaft und ökologischer Zerstörung zu finden als Palmöl. Seit fast 200 Jahren ist die Entwicklung dieses Plantagenprodukts von Entbehrungen und Gewalt geprägt, bei der im Namen von Profiten und billigen Preisen menschliche …

Auf dem Opferaltar des extraktiven Kapitalismus: Anmerkungen zu Abolition und Übergang

The Politics of AI-driven Financialization (Interview with Max Haiven)

Rethinking agency in an AI-driven world – as the AMBIENT REVOLTS conference is trying to do – the critic Krystian Woznicki interviews social thinker Max Haiven about seminal notions of agency under AI-driven financialization. Krystian Woznicki: As you repeatedly point …

The Politics of AI-driven Financialization (Interview with Max Haiven)

The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and the Problem with Cryptocurrencies

 As I have argued in the first Moneylab Reader, money is a medium of the imagination. While it is often presumed to be a banal and basic substance marked by its fungibility, ease of use, widespread acceptance and legal status, …

The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and the Problem with Cryptocurrencies

Towards a materialist theory of revenge: The lives of Witches

… How else can we respond to a ruling class and a system of global capitalism that has led to the completely unnecessary deaths of  millions upon millions of poor, overwhelmingly  non-white people from starvation, lack of potable water or …

Towards a materialist theory of revenge: The lives of Witches

Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance is Resistance, and Anyway, Resistance is Futile

Occupy Wall Street and the dawning of worldwide anti-austerity movements have occasioned a consideration of the economic and political power of financial speculation and raised the question of how it might be resisted. This essay argues hat the ideas of …

Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance is Resistance, and Anyway, Resistance is Futile

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