A reflection on Giorgio Agamben’s work, The Highest Poverty, or on the “way of poverty” against the “way of wealth or enrichment

14 Nov , 2020  

The Poor Way

We will pay tribute to the great Italian thinker Giorgio Agamben, the anti-Badiou par excellence.
And we will, in particular, try to illustrate one of the last books of the Homo Sacer series:
The Highest Poverty: Monastic Rules and Forms-of-Life. Homo Sacer IV, 1 (2011).
This book ...

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The Discreet Charm of Coronavirus

22 Mai , 2020  

taken from positions politics

I saw the sun
Born from a great silence
I saw the sun burning towards a great death
I have walked above many deaths and much silence
But I cannot describe the sun
Too late to its waning
Too early to its setting
In a moment ...

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Capital and Power in the 21st Century (Extract)

10 Sep , 2019  

The world economy is currently in a phase of secular stagnation with persistently low growth rates of the real gross domestic product.1 The litanies of boundless economic growth that the representatives of capital and the imperialist states repeatedly prayed to the populations after the Second World War have literally come ...

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The Current Financial Meltdown: A Crisis of Finance Capital-Driven Globalisation

31 Aug , 2018  

For Marx, well before when Keynes spoke of capitalism a ‘monetary economy of production’ (Keynes) , money as an independent expression of a certain amount of value, is the form through which capitalists can control that the process of valorization is correctly carried out. This explains why money capital took ...

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19 Jul , 2018  

While the three volumes of Capital as well as the Grundrisse refer explicitly to crisis on various occasions, these often promise a later systematic treatment which never arrives. Marx’s own 1857 plan, not simply unfinished but abandoned, proposed six volumes for Capital, with the final installment being the Book on ...

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The character of the crises: Seeking a way-out for the social majority

25 Mrz , 2018  

Dear comrades and friends,

In order to answer the question stated by the organizers of  this very important meeting, we must speak about neoliberalism and the financial sphere.Neoliberalism is a form of capitalist exploitation, i.e. of extracting surplus valueand stren gthening the power of capital over the working classes and ...

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Polanyi’s six points

20 Feb , 2018  

The analysis of Polanyi’s Great Transformation can be summarized in the six points listed below.

1: All societies face the economic task of producing and providing for all members of society. Modern market societies are unique in assigning this responsibility to the marketplace, thereby creating entitlements to production for those ...

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Decentralized Priviledge_r

17 Feb , 2018  

 One of the key motives of the crypto scene is the recurrent claim that the spread of crypto-currencies and the associated decentralization of the financial sphere will help the world’s poor and underpriviledged.1 The reality, however, is that decentralization is promoted and practiced only if it promises to provide a


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Das spekulative Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert

15 Feb , 2018  

1) Das Derivat ist kein Ding, das man etwa wie ein Buch in den Händen hält. Es ist essenziell relational, vielmehr noch, es ist eine Relation von Relationen. Zunächst geht es um die Volatilität des Derivats in Relation zur Volatilität des Underlyings. Das Entscheidende der Replikation des Derivats ist seine ...

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Foraminifederalogie contra Non-Ökonomie. Teil 2: Bedingungsloser Grundbesitz, spekulativer Kommunismus und politische Negativierung

7 Aug , 2017  

Anna Newspeak: Wir wollten noch näher über Derivate-Kommunismus und bedingungslosen Grundbesitz sprechen. Was ist für dich der sogenannte Derivate-Kommunismus?

Achim Szepanski: A-Mathematisch wird der Derivate-Kommunismus folgendermaßen angeschrieben: Eine komplexe Zahl besitzt zwei Teile: einen realen Teil und einen imaginären Teil, so zum Beispiel 2 + 3i. Wenn man in der ...

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28 Jun , 2017  

Since world war II there have been two quite distinct phases of world growth. In about 1965, a long slowdown set in which has still not ended. Robert Brenner (2002, 2003) has re-ignited the debate about its causes, claiming that nothing in either present or past economic theory explains it. ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon

Marx, money and capital in the debate that animated the Italian and French Marxist Left at the time of the Anti-Œdipus.

19 Dez , 2016  

Interview with Lapo Berti, economist, writer for the magazine “Primo Maggio”
Preface by Obsolete Capitalism

The interview with Lapo Berti that follows was originally part of the collective volume Money, Revolution and Philosophy of the Future. Nietzsche and the Accelerationist politics in Deleuze, Foucault, Guattari and Klossowski that will be ...

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