Use value stimulation: Making the ShoppingMall distinguishable from the rubbish dump

25 Nov , 2020  

Apart from the distinction between the supra-historical dimension of use value, which is expressed in the fact that there are objects that satisfy needs at all, and the dimension of the thoroughly capitalistically structured use value qua value abstraction (which Adorno constantly denounces as a sham in his writings critical ...

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Commodity, Money and Capital

16 Sep , 2020  

Under the aspect of the juxtaposition of commodity and money, Marx speaks in the first three chapters of Kapital Bd.1 of the commodity as a commodity form. If the development of value itself is addressed here at the same time, he speaks of the value form. In this context, he ...

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21 Aug , 2019  

Circulation is a concept and category Marx uses to analyze capital as a process in addition to or, rather than, a relation. Marx’s analysis of the circulation process is challenging, which in part is due to the polysemy of circulation as a concept.

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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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Against the Valorization of Life – Part I

20 Sep , 2018  

We have nothing to sell you and we are not trying to seduce our fellow proletarians. We are not a groupuscule seeking to compete over prestige or influence with the rest of the other groupuscules and parties which claim to represent the exploited and which seek to govern them. We ...

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Riot and Representation: The Significance of The Chicano Riot

17 Mai , 2018  

taken from ediciones-ineditos


In the wake of the riot of Mexican-Americans in East Los Angeles on August 29, 1970 (with an encore on September 16), the various mouthpieces of the “left” have as usual raised their tiresome duststorm of protest, which never fails to bury the real significance of ...

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Karl Marx

29 Mrz , 2018  

… Marx himself considered his theory of surplus-value his most important contribution to the progress of economic analysis (Marx, letter to Engels of 24 August 1867). It is through this theory that the wide scope of his sociological and historical thought enables him simultaneously to place the capitalist mode of ...

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Getting rid of Work

10 Mrz , 2018  


What follows is a long essay by the French communization theorist, Gilles Dauvé. It is a long read, a read which varies in content and tone but a text which masterfully summarizes the communist critique of work. The original can be found here at Troploin. He also dutifully notes ...

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EconoFiction, Necropolitics

Stock market falls and fascism

6 Feb , 2018  

As the Dow plummeted in the previous week, the far Right in the US has leaned in to ‘Jewish banker’ conspiracy theories. By that view, Goldman Sachs is sabotaging Making America Great Again. Some on the Left have echoed the understanding of stock markets and finance that this encapsulates.

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