EconoFiction

Imperialism and World Market

13 Nov , 2019  

While there are important parallels between the national market and the world market, the latter is not simply a subcategory of the latter. A more detailed analysis of the world market reveals that it is more than just the aggregation of states and enterprises, namely a complex structure, a chain ...

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EconoFiction

Nick Dyer-Withefords Cyber-Proletariat. Accumulation of Capital, Cybernetics and proletarian class.

25 Okt , 2019  

Cybernetics and Class
Why speak of a global proletariat in the context of cybernetic capital? The term “cybernetics” has two meanings. The first is the school of thought that developed its theories for the British and American military in the 1930s through experiments in radar technology, ballistics and the construction ...

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NonPolitics

The Autumn of the Uprisings (2)

24 Okt , 2019  

The protests against the G-20 summit in Hamburg in the summer of 2017 culminated in a micro-insurgency in the Schanzenviertel. For the first time in a long time, a social antagonism was ignited in Germany for a brief moment, the severity of which nobody had expected. The uprisings that have ...

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EconoFiction

The Global World Order

17 Okt , 2019  

The fact that struggles for reproductive conditions or circulation struggles are increasing again worldwide at the moment is no coincidence. In France in particular, they are increasing in intensity from week to week with the Yellow West. The shifts are easy to understand there, the radicalism of the Riots, the ...

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EconoFiction

FX & Imperialism

8 Okt , 2019  

What affects the exchange rate of a country’s currency? The answer depends on where that country stands in the world economy. Not simply because an exchange rate is the value of one currency versus another, so that you must weigh up two or more countries. It is mainly because the ...

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EconoFiction

Index of Power Update, 2018-19: China #2

18 Sep , 2019  

his is an update of the statistics for my Index of Power, using data for 2018-19 and discussing what a country’s ranking reflects. The major change is that China’s rank has shifted up and it has now taken the UK’s place at number 2 in the world. The US still ...

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EconoFiction

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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EconoFiction

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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EconoFiction

Gilets Jaunes im globalen Kontext

29 Jul , 2019  

Dies ist ein erster Versuch, die Bewegung der gilets jaunes zu verstehen und sie auf den Kontext übergreifender Zusammenhänge zu beziehen. Wir müssten nun, unseren sozialrevolutionären Grundsätzen und Methoden folgend, an den Äußerungen aus dieser Bewegung anknüpfen um von hier aus das Verhältnis zu ihrem Umfeld erschließen. Denn so sehr ...

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EconoFiction

“US Can No Longer Create a Stable Hegemonic Presence for Profits” – In Conversation with Michael Hardt1

20 Jul , 2019  

In recent weeks, the tensions between the United States and Iran have threatened the West Asia with a new war. The representations and coverage of “the evidence” about the threat of the Islamic Republic of Iran have reminded many American journalists of the period leading up to the 2003 Iraq ...

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Documentation

Say NO to Nestle, No to Monocrops & No to Corporate Coffee

7 Feb , 2019  




Last month Nestle, the second biggest food and beverage company in the world, announced plans to build a $154 million dollar coffee processing plant in Mexico. Despite earning $7.3 billion in profits last year, they are requesting that the Mexican government subsidize the planting of 80,000 hectares of Robusta coffee ...

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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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EconoFiction

Finance, Imperialism and Profits

12 Nov , 2018  

Last Friday I took part in a panel to launch a new book, World in Crisis: A Global Analysis of Marx’s Law of Profitability, published by Haymarket Books, edited by Michael Roberts and Guglielmo Carchedi. The presentation was at this year’s Historical Materialism conference in London.

My presentation was ...

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EconoFiction

Trapped at a Party Where No One Likes You

17 Aug , 2018  

Introduction

The following article was written in the early months of 2015. It is the result of a series of discussions and readings by the Surplus Club in Frankfurt am Main in accordance with the topic of the 2007-08 crisis of capital accumulation and the proliferation of the global surplus ...

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EconoFiction

Imperialism or (and) Capitalist Expansionism

16 Aug , 2018  

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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Necropolitics

The Political Centrality of the Migrant

15 Aug , 2018  

Political theory in the twenty-first century is at an interesting crossroads where migration has reached such a critical threshold that what seemed to be an exception has now become the rule. The question now is how to understand the rules of this game in a much more adequate way.

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EconoFiction

Volatile States

11 Aug , 2018  

Haiti is home to the slave rebellion that became arguably the great revolution of the modern world. For its trouble, totally not-racist liberal democratic nations punished it systematically until it was one of the poorest nations on the planet. Except the past tense is a lie; we keep fucking Haiti ...

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EconoFiction

GLOBAL IMPERIALISM AND THE GREAT CRISIS (pdf)

27 Jul , 2018  

The main thesis of this book is that contemporary globalization is bringing about a type of imperialism that differs fundamentally from those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The most significant difference is that the great capitalist firms, by becoming multinationals, have broken out of the confines within which they ...

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EconoFiction

Globales Festgelage des monetären Kapitals

31 Mai , 2018  

Der Labelbetreiber, Musiker und Theoretiker Achim Szepanski sieht in die Zukunft der Maschinisierung: Die planetarische Arbeiterklasse habe den Tisch gedeckt, der übermorgen von Robotern abgeräumt werde.

Interview Von
Peter Nowak

Angesichts der vielen Neuerscheinungen zum 200. Geburtstag könnte man sagen: Marx lebt. Ein gutes Zeichen für Menschen, die sich nicht ...

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EconoFiction

Zum Buch “Kapital und Macht im 21. Jahrhundert”

5 Mai , 2018  

Nach den umfangreichen Werken Kapitalisierung I und II und Non-Marxismus legt Achim Szepanski im Hamburger Laika Verlag nun sein bislang zugänglichstes Werk vor, Kapital und Macht im 21. Jahrhundert. Das als Einführung in die hier finanzielles Kapital genannte Thematik konzipierte Buch ist mit 335 Seiten dafür fast etwas lang ...

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Biopolitics, Necropolitics

KINOPOLITICS AND THE FIGURE OF THE MIGRANT

3 Mai , 2018  

… The nomad is the name of themigrant expelled from the territory, the barbarian is the name of the migrant expelled from political status or citizenship, the vagabond is the name of the migrant expelled from the juridical order, and the proletariat is the name of the migrant expelled from ...

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EconoFiction

Value of Labour-Power, Wages, Productivity and Imperialism

10 Apr , 2018  

These are notes from, and for, a series of discussions on imperialism organised by Redline. (See here for other details) As such, they are not a fully rounded analysis, just some guidance on points in these debates.

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A key point to note is that the discussion of these topics ...

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EconoFiction

Index of Power

30 Mrz , 2018  

The following chart gives a snapshot of the top 20 countries, ranked by their index of power in the world economy. Readers of this blog or my book, The City, will have seen this concept before,[1] but here the information is updated to 2016-17.

Index of Power, 2016-17

Notes: The ...

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