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What is to be Done?

18 Aug , 2019  

What is to be Done? Plenary speech at the 14th annual conference of the world Association for political economy, winnipeg, 19th July 2019

Alan Freeman

The conference title is ‘Class, State and Nation’. My title is ‘What is to be done?’, a steal from Lenin, but at historical moments like ...

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Why even do political finance with Deleuze?

13 Aug , 2019  

Any heterodox project is compelled to begin by articulating a problem or set of problems it proposes to address (otherwise why heterodoxically begin at all?). When studying finance at our present moment, the particular problem to which we are alerted is a political economic problem whose particularity Deleuze as a ...

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Capitalism, financial system and forms of exploitation

9 Aug , 2019  

Spyros Lapatsioras/John Milios/Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos

Financial intermediation is a sui generis service itself and is therefore a productive activity striving for profit maximization, like any other sector of the capitalist economy.

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Value, Fictitious Capital and Finance.The timeliness of Karl Marx’s Capital

9 Aug , 2019  

Capitalism was always, and will never cease to be exploitative, domineering, speculative. But it will not disintegrate or decay due to its exploitative, domineering, speculative character, certainly not due to the supposedly specifically “predatory” function of the financial sphere – as opposed to the “productive role of industry”. It will ...

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Zum Kapitalbegriff bei Peter Streckeisen: Soziologische Kapitaltheorie. Marx, Bourdieu und der ökonomische Imperialismus

30 Jul , 2019  

Der Schweizer Soziologe Peter Streckeisen will „das Marx’sche Hauptwerk mit soziologischer Brille so neu lesen, dass es zur Inspirationsquelle einer Kritik an den üblichen Kapitalbegriffen sowie der konzeptuellen Schärfung und Weiterentwicklung soziologischer Kapitaltheorie werden kann“. (S. 14)

Nachdem er vier „Elemente einer soziologischen Lektüre des Kapitals“ (von Marx) vorgetragen ...

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THE AGE OF SPECULATIVE CAPITAL AND GLOBAL CIRCULATION FIGHTS

25 Jul , 2019  

Michel Feher claims in his new book, Rated Agency, that capitalized capitalism, which started in 1970, is akin to a Copernican revolution in that the new regime of capital accumulation no longer focuses on industrial companies based on vertical integration and internal growth, but on this regime both companies as ...

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Gibt es einen maschinellen Mehrwert?

23 Jul , 2019  

Nicht das Problem um die Übertragung des Werts bzw. der Reproduktion des Wertanteils des fixen Kapitals, das Marazzi in seinem Essay Die Amortisation der Körper-Maschine (Marazzi 2012: 35ff.) behandelt (dem zufolge das konstante Kapital durch die Operation der Übertragung zweimal produziert wird), steht hier im Vordergrund, sondern unter anderen Gesichtspunkten ...

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WORLD MARKET, GOVERNANCE AND STATE PARANOIA

23 Jul , 2019  

In a text from 1973, which appeared in the Kursbuch, the sociologist Manfred Clemenz has introduced the concept of structural state fascism, the author assumes that there are no fundamental functional differences between the forms of parliamentary democracy and the fascist states of exception, but just only phenomenological changes are ...

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CAPITAL IS FINANCE – THE FOUNDATIONS OF A MARXIST FINANCIAL THEORY

22 Jul , 2019  

The “financial deregulation” since the 1970s has paradoxically in themselves the capacity and increase the demand for regulation, regulatory instruments, and regulatory agencies. The strengthening of market mechanisms at all levels requires a number of public, sub-state, and especially private, companies and institutions whose duplication and dissemination take on the ...

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The Time of Crisis

28 Feb , 2019  

This text with images was originally presented at the Historical Materialism New York conference in May of 2011. Given the context, the text does not go into the sort of detail the matter really requires. A longer version is likely destined for an anthology of writings on contemporary tactics, strategy, ...

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On the Question of Money Endogeneity: Marx vs. the Post-Keynesians

24 Feb , 2019  

This paper argues that the conception of ‘money endogeneity’ formulated and defended by Post-Keynesian economists can be founded on a coherent and theoretically sound way only on the basis of Marx’s theory of value, which the author comprehends as the par excellence monetary value theory. The Marxist reformulatio of the ...

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Fiktives Kapital: Aus 1000 Euro mach 2000 Euro

14 Feb , 2019  

Der Kauf und Verkauf von Geldkapital, seien es nun in Form von Aktien, Wertpapieren oder Derivaten, wird an sog. Geld- oder Kapitalmärkten abgewickelt. Man sollte aber dringlichst vermeiden, hier den Begriff des Marktes womöglich als konkretes Universal überzustrapazieren, vielmehr wäre es angebracht, diese Art strukturell-sozialer Raum als Distribution von Distributionen ...

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Am Ende des Metabolismus / Über die irre Himmelfahrt des Kapitalozäns

30 Jan , 2019  

Warum Leute reich werden und bleiben ist bereits hinlänglich gesagt. Brechts Diktum, dass Armut und privater Reichtum miteinander funktional verbunden sind, dass der private Reichtum Einzelner auf der relativen Verarmung der Vielen beruht, ist allgemein geläufig. Marx unterstrich, dass das Kapital, dargestellt durch die Charaktermasken der Eigentümer, von Kopf bis ...

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Money in Marx: From value-form Analysis to an Understanding of Modern Capitalism

26 Jan , 2019  

The rise of finance makes capitalist exploitation more effective but heav-ily reliant on market liquidity. When the latter evaporates, the whole setting quickly disintegrates. In other words, the demand for more discipline within capitalist power relations makes the economic milieu more vulnerable and fragile. Financial instability in our contemporary societies ...

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150 years Karl Marx’s “Capital”

24 Jan , 2019  

150 years after its publication, Marx’s Capital remains stunningly relevant today. In essence, it is a research program launched by Marx without ever having been completed, and which is basically an ongoing project, as its object is, as Marx himself explains, the “ideal average” of the capitalist system, the causal ...

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Das spekulative Kapital (1)

24 Jan , 2019  

Wir legen hier in drei Teilen einen Vorbericht zu dem Buch Das spekulative Kapital vor, welches die erste umfassende Studie einer neuen Kapitalform beinhaltet, die die Ökonomien des 21. Jahrhunderts beherrscht. Dabei beziehen wir uns in diesem Bericht des öfteren auf LiPumas Buch The Social Life of Financial Derivatives: Markets, ...

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Swoosh

18 Jan , 2019  

Through a discussion of Nike’s Flyknit this essay deal with recent struggles and socioeconomic/technological trends in China, their relation to changing fashions in the West and possible forms of resistance that may emerge in global supply chains..

Note: Much of the material on China below is drawn from the important ...

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Demystifying Finance: How to understand financialization and think of strategies for a good society

4 Jan , 2019  

Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
John Milios
&
Spyros Lapatsioras

  1. Introduction
    In a recent special report of the Economist on financial risk it was argued that “the idea that markets can be left to police themselves turned out to be the world’s most expensive mistake.”1 This rather unexpected remark reflects the fundamental
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Money as Money: Suzanne de Brunhoff’s Marxist Monetary Theory

3 Jan , 2019  

Abstract: This article proposes the necessity to return to Suzanne de Brunhoff’s Marxist monetary theory in order to conceptualise the relationship between production and social reproduction within financialised capitalist social relations. De Brunhoff maintains a commitment to understanding «money as money» or money as an independent variable, with a ...

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Marx as a Dark Futurist

29 Dez , 2018  

Writing a century and half ago, it was Marx’s particular theoretical genius to see right through the opening moments of industrial capitalism to its closing moments in the form of virtual capital moving at the speed of circulation. Ironically, as a thinker who was historically fixed in the immediate vicissitudes ...

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Biopolitics, GenericScience

Egocracy (Howard Rouse / Sonia Arribas) oder Kapitalmacht? Zu Lacans Kapitalistischem Diskurs

2 Dez , 2018  

 

…quelque chose de follement astucieux, hein?
J. Lacan, Mailand 12.5.1972

Es gibt zum Kapitalistischen Diskurs von Lacan mehr Literatur als man denkt. Allerdings, verglichen mit dem französisch-, vor allem aber englischsprachigen gibt es im deutschsprachigen Raum nur wenige Titel. Unter den ca. 30 Titeln insgesamt, die uns bekannt sind, gibt ...

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– von oben verworfen –

28 Nov , 2018  

Im Rahmen der 23. Linken Literaturmesse in Nürnberg stellte Achim Szepanski zusammen mit Karl-Heinz Dellwo das von ihnen gemeinsam mit J. Paul Weiler herausgegebene Buch “Riot – Was war da los in Hamburg? Theorie und Praxis der kollektiven Aktion” [1] vor. Im Anschluß daran beantwortete er dem Schattenblick einige vertiefende

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Documentation

>>Die Surplusbevölkerung vegetiert heute auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen Überleben und Liquidierung.<<

27 Nov , 2018  

Interview mit Achim Szepanski im Autonomie-Magazin. Von: Raoul Hamlet/ Vidar Lindström. Achim, du hast allein 2018 drei Bücher herausgebracht. Die Ökonomie-Einführung „Kapital und Macht im 21. Jahrhundert“, ein Buch mit drei Essays über „Imperialismus, Staatsfaschisierung und die Kriegsmaschinen des Kapitals“ …

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