EconoFiction

Human capital or toxic asset

24 Feb , 2019  

This is a sequence of reflections on affirmation and negation, on identification and severance: determinate negation as strategic affirmation, the identification of concrete universals and severance from a defunct relation. These lines will be explored with reference to the current situation of the waged and unwaged working class, most proximately ...

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Documentation, GenericScience

Wandering Abstraction

20 Jan , 2019  

… Since the ‘we’ is constituted by the class relation, the self-overcoming of the ‘we’ is the overcoming of the relation that constitutes it. This is certainly theoretically uncompromising (and admirable because of it). But it is also paradoxical, and its paradoxical character exacerbates its status as a claim that ...

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NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Politicising Deleuzian Thought, or, Minority’s Position within Marxism

15 Jan , 2019  

The difference between the two points of view will thus be all the
more pronounced. The Marxist notion of the proletariat entails a
triple consideration: its position within the structure of production,
determined at minimum by its dispossession of the means of production
and its insertion into the process of ...

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NonPolitics

Class/segmentation/racialization

13 Nov , 2018  

Originally published by Théorie Communiste as ‘Classe / seg­men­ta­tion / raci­sa­tion. Notes’. Translated from the French by LNFC.

There has al­ways been seg­ment­a­tion with­in labor power. We must take it, then, as an ob­ject­ive de­term­in­a­tion of labor power un­der cap­it­al that nat­ur­ally leads to a di­vi­sion of labor. Here we ...

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EconoFiction

Marx’s Capital after MEGA2

16 Okt , 2018  

(The following text is the slightly reworked version of an article which appeared on 21 September 2005 in “Jungle World”, a leftist German weekly newspaper. In a previous issue, Karl Heinz Roth, one of the main German representatives of Operaismo, had argued that some important Marxian categories are not ...

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NonPolitics

Guattari & Italy’s “Hot Autumn”

11 Sep , 2017  

Guattari was dreaming of building a federation of regional protest movements, which could open up secondary fronts and weaken the Nation-State. Despite his extensive network of contacts, he never managed to realize this perilous project, which was located on the cusp between democratic combat and terrorist action […] Guattari became ...

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NonPolitics

Futures of Accelerationism

21 Okt , 2016  

FASTER/SLOWER/FUTURE

The Road to Post-Capitalism

Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium

22-23 October, 2016

Introduction

The Terminator is, after all, by now probably the most clichéd image for accelerationism and the debate over accelerationism. So, partly due to nostalgia, partly to perversity, I am going to return to it one more time. In ...

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EconoFiction, Necropolitics

Crisis and austerity. Is there a chance for the welfare state? (1)

30 Nov , 2015  

1. Facets of Euro-Crisis, Austerity Policies and Global Imbalances

After the outbreak of the 2008 global economic crisis, the European project has entered its second, less optimistic phase. Cross-country differentials in growth and inflation, persistent current account (or financial account) imbalances, real effective rate appreciation (mostly for countries with current ...

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