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The Value of Everything? Work, Capital, and Historical Nature in the Capitalist World-Ecology

Every civilization must decide what is, and what is not, valuable. The Marxist tradition makes occasional reference to a “law of value.” It is not a phrase that rolls easily off the tongue, apparently. It sounds quaint, curiously out of …

The Value of Everything? Work, Capital, and Historical Nature in the Capitalist World-Ecology

Cheap Food and Bad Climate : From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

… The dynamism of capitalist technological advance not only produces a tendency for industrial production to run ahead of its raw materials supply—Marx’s “general law” of underproduction —it also produces a “general law” of overpollution: the tendency to enclose and …

Cheap Food and Bad Climate : From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

Beyond the ‘Exploitation of Nature’? A World-Ecological Alternative

Is nature exploited? “Of course!” says the environmentalist. But what might this mean? And, more significantly, is it so? Might there be a better way see the relations between humans and the rest of nature? On the one hand, “exploitation” …

Beyond the ‘Exploitation of Nature’? A World-Ecological Alternative

Wasting Away: Value, Waste, and Appropriation in the Capitalist World-Ecology

The decisive violence imposed on life by the capitalist mode of production derives from its quest for radical simplification. The dream, the fantasy, the nightmare of capital is its practical desire — practical, yet impossible — for world of interchangeable …

Wasting Away: Value, Waste, and Appropriation in the Capitalist World-Ecology

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