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No Shortage of Profit:
Technological Change, Chip ‘Shortages’, and Capital Accumulation
in the Semiconductor Business

Semiconductor technology and semiconductor firms do not exist in a vacuum – they are enmeshed in complex ways with social forces outside the control of any dominant group. The interests of the semiconductor business cannot wholly escape the influence of …

No Shortage of Profit:
Technological Change, Chip ‘Shortages’, and Capital Accumulation
in the Semiconductor Business

Notes on Anwar Shaikh:  Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

The systemic order of the capital economy is generated in and by continuous disorder: just as order cannot be equated with the optimum of regularity, disorder cannot be identified with the absence of order or with pure chaos. According to …

Notes on Anwar Shaikh:  Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

How to Read Capitalism in the Web of Life: Towards a World-Historical Materialism in the Web of Life

Of modernity’s illusions, none is so powerful—and none more fundamental to the imperialist bourgeoisie’s belief structures—than Man and Nature (Moore 2021e). I have written these words in the uppercase because they are not merely words; they are instruments of bourgeois …

How to Read Capitalism in the Web of Life: Towards a World-Historical Materialism in the Web of Life

ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES AND THE METABOLIC RIFT IN WORLD-HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

The best starting point for reconstructing a world-historical theory of ecological transformation under capitalism is found in Marx’s concept of metabolic rift. For Marx and Engels (1970), the theory of metabolic rift centers on the ecological moment of the antagonistic …

ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES AND THE METABOLIC RIFT IN WORLD-HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Marx After Growth #3 The History of Accumulation

The History of Accumulation In the previous lecture on what’s been called the ‘esoteric’ Marx, I explored a subterranean current of Marxian thought distinct from the ‘exoteric’ Marx of the workers’ movement. This ‘esoteric’ Marxism, sometimes called value-form theory, finds …

Marx After Growth #3 The History of Accumulation

What Do Economists Mean When They Talk About ‚Capital Accumulation‘?

THE MISMATCH THESIS: What do economists mean when they talk about „capital accumulation“? Surprisingly, the answer to this question is anything but clear, and it seems the most unclear in times of turmoil. Consider the „financial crisis“ of the late …

What Do Economists Mean When They Talk About ‚Capital Accumulation‘?

Digital labour, species-becoming and the global worker

This paper places digital labour in the context of recently revived interest in the young Marx’s concept of ‘species-being’ (Gatungswesen). Cryptically and fragmentarily announced in the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, but largely abandoned in Marx’s later work, the …

Digital labour, species-becoming and the global worker

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