EconoFiction

The ‘Greek Crisis’ and the Austerity Controversy in Europe

22 Nov , 2017  

John G. Milios, Spyros Lapatsioras and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
Extreme austerity policies implemented by Greek and European governments after the outbreak of the 2008 global economic crisis constitute neither a ‘correct’ strategy for economic reform and development nor an ‘erroneous’ strategy, which could be amended through reasonable argumentation and discussion.
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EconoFiction

Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert

21 Nov , 2017  

Achim Szepanski

Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert

Achim Szepanski legt eine umfassende Studie zur Logik und Existenzweise des Kapitals im 21. Jahrhundert vor. Er bemüht sich um ein radikal marxistisches Verständnis der intrinsischen Rolle, welche das moderne Finanzsystem für den gegenwärtigen Kapitalismus spielt. Wenn das Kapitalprinzip der Motor des atmenden ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience, Lexicon, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

FORS and the new Global Wealth Report 2017

16 Nov , 2017  

The new Global Wealth Report 2017 is out. It says there is 280 trillion dollar global wealth and that there will be 341 trillion dollar by 2022.

As always, you have to consider a few things: Some countries are missing in the stats, it’s only the wealth of adults and ...

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EconoFiction, Mashines

Beyond the Fragment: Postoperaismo, postcapitalism and Marx’s ‘Notes on Machines’, 45 years on

4 Nov , 2017  

ABSTRACT:

2017 marks 45 years since the first English publication of Marx’s ‘Notes on machines’ in Economy & Society. This paper critiques how Marx’s ‘Fragment’ has subsequently been repurposed in postoperaist thought, and how this wields influence on contemporary left thinking via the work of Paul Mason. Changes in labour ...

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documentation

Capitalism, flows, the decoding of flows, capitalism and schizophrenia, psychoanalysis, Spinoza.

3 Nov , 2017  

Gilles Deleuze Capitalism, flows, the decoding of flows, capitalism and schizophrenia, psychoanalysis, Spinoza.

What is it that moves over the body of a society? It is always flows, and a person is always a cutting off [coupure] of a flow. A person is always a point of departure for the

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EconoFiction

Indecent Bazaars

30 Okt , 2017  

Peripheral markets may be defined as markets which generate only a small proportion of their financial inflows from local business and investors, but which attract the interest of ‘global’ investors. Emerging markets and markets for financial exotica such as financial derivatives are examples of such peripheral markets. Because emerging markets ...

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Dates, EconoFiction

Das Kapital für das 21. Jahrhundert / Seminar

24 Okt , 2017  

Wann: 11.11.2017 | 14:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Wo: Aachen, Haus der Evangelischen Kirche
Kategorie: Einwände

Info here

 

Unmittelbar nach dem großen Finanzdebakel des Jahres 2008 entzündete sich ein Sturm der Entrüstung, der die Analyse des finanziellen Kapitals zugunsten eines Schreis nach moralischer Rechtschaffenheit der Banker und der aufgeregten Forderung ...

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EconoFiction

Financial Analysis of the Blue Economy: Sagarmala’s Case in Point

23 Okt , 2017  

Let us begin with the question. Why is infrastructure even important? Extensive and efficient infrastructure is critical for ensuring the effective functioning of the economy, as it is an important factor determining the location of economic activity and the kinds of activities or sectors that can develop in a particular

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GenericScience

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Introduction)

22 Okt , 2017  

 Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.
 … Settled agriculture, cities, nation-states, information technology, and every other facet of the modern world has unfolded
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documentation

Historiography and Armed Struggle

19 Okt , 2017  

(Talk at the University of Amsterdam, June 2016)

In every epoch, the attempt must be made to deliver tradition anew from the conformism which is on the point of overwhelming it.

—Walter Benjamin

The RAF’s history spans a period of thirty years. There are countless possible ways of presenting the ...

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Mashines

Luxury & Paranoia. Access & Exclusion On Capital and Public

16 Okt , 2017  

republished from INC. We get into an Uber car, and the driver passes by the Kremlin walls, guided by GPS. At the end of the ride, the bill turns out to be three times as expensive than usual. What is the matter? We check the route, and the screen shows ...

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Lexicon, NonPolitics

a very short intro to afro-pessimism

8 Okt , 2017  

This is an introduction written to preface a new book, Afro-Pessimism: An Introduction, put out by Racked & Dispatched. Check out that site for more info and to get a free pdf of the entire book. Preface

In June 2017, a Black off-duty cop was coming to assist some ...

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EconoFiction

Automation, Netzwerke und Plattformen (3)

4 Okt , 2017  

Der englische Begriff platform stammt aus der Software-Branche und verweist auf die Technik der Anwendung (Hardware) oder auf ein Betriebssystem, das wiederum zu einer bestimmten Softwareentwicklung führt.

Im Kontext des Internets ist das Konzept der Plattform ein Resultat des Dotcom-Crashs im Jahr 2001. Insbesondere die hoch bewerteten IT-Unternehmen konnten die ...

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documentation, GenericScience

Metabolisms, Marxisms, & Other Mindfields

27 Sep , 2017  

he turbulence of the 21st century poses a serious analytical challenge: How does capitalism develop through nature, and not just act upon it? Try drawing a line around the “social” and “environmental” moments of financialization, global warming, resurgent fundamentalisms, the rise of China – and much beyond. The exercise quickly ...

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EconoFiction

Imperialism or (and) Capitalist Expansionism. Some Thoughts on Capitalist Power, the Nation-State and the Left

22 Sep , 2017  

Abstract

This paper critically reviews some fundamental theses of the theories of imperialism. It claims that a theory of imperialism, if based on Marx’s theory of capitalism, shall on the one hand reject the traditional monopoly-capitalism approach and on the other adopt a broader definition of imperialism, denoting the (economic, ...

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NonPolitics

Das Aufbrechen der Schliessung: «Links wird die Machtfrage wieder gestellt»

16 Sep , 2017  

… Natürlich gibt es da einen Bezug zu Guattari, zu Bataille, zu Heidegger und Nietzsche. Es geht um eine Ökologie, also um eine Lehre von der Welt als Umwelt, die sich der automatischen Reduktion des Ökologischen auf die Reproduktion seiner selbst entzieht und stattdessen fragt, ob das Ökologische nicht umgekehrt ...

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documentation

Panic Encyclopedia

16 Sep , 2017  

Panic is the key psychological mood of postmodern culture.

pdf here

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Biopolitics, Necropolitics

The Future of Decision: Governance, Algorithms, and Cognitive Bias

14 Sep , 2017  

Berardi makes a valid point in his critique of Srnicek and Williams Inventing the Future:

“Srnicek and Williams suggest that we should ‘demand full automation, demand universal basic income, demand reduction of the work week’. But they do not explain who the recipient is of these demands. Is there any ...

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Lexicon, Necropolitics

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Frieden

11 Sep , 2017  

Wenn die Atombomben gezündet werden, sind wir tot. Mit den Gegnern der Nachrüstung und der Neutronenbombe aber müssen wir leben. Wenn die Bombe gefallen ist, leidet niemand mehr. Wir leiden – im Atomzeitalter eilen die Kriegsfolgen dem Krieg voraus – an ihren vorweggenommenen politischen Folgeschäden. Danach soll es angeblich singende ...

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NonPolitics

God Only Knows What Devils We Are: An Apopologia for the Black Bloc from the Community of those who do not have a Community.

4 Sep , 2017  

What they find so disturbing about the black bloc—the contagion of an anonymous collective force—is precisely why and how it continues to outlive every social movement from which it emerges. These generations—we who fantasized about Columbine and now only know metal detectors at school; we who expected September 11 and ...

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Necropolitics

Multirassismus in der Bürgerfabrik und Imperialismus

1 Sep , 2017  

Wer erinnert sich noch an die deutsche Willkommenskultur aus dem Jahr 2015? Die Bild-Zeitung hatte jahrelang zur Tat auffordernde Assoziationen über den Zusammenhang zwischen Migration und Kriminalität, Rauschgifthandel und religiösem Fanatismus geweckt, Ausländer als nicht integrierbare und gefährliche Eindringlinge oder als arbeitsscheue Subjekte stigmatisiert, und nun trug die deutsche Fußball-Prominenz ...

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EconoFiction

Rethinking Imperialism

24 Aug , 2017  

Rethinking Imperialism A Study of Capitalist Rule
John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
For more than a century ‘imperialism’ has been a key concept in Left theory and politics, connoting both the aggressiveness and the overripe characteristics of modern capitalism, or at any rate of certain capitalist formations. Recent debates ...

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Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Towards a materialist theory of revenge: The lives of Witches

21 Aug , 2017  

… 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 easily preventable disease? How else can we behave towards the ...

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