EconoFiction

Fiktives Kapital: Aus 1000 Euro mach 2000 Euro

14 Feb , 2019  

Der Kauf und Verkauf von Geldkapital, seien es nun in Form von Aktien, Wertpapieren oder Derivaten, wird an sog. Geld- oder Kapitalmärkten abgewickelt. Man sollte aber dringlichst vermeiden, hier den Begriff des Marktes womöglich als konkretes Universal überzustrapazieren, vielmehr wäre es angebracht, diese Art strukturell-sozialer Raum als Distribution von Distributionen ...

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Marxismus – Material und Problem

14 Feb , 2019  

»Man erzittert vor der Hypothese, daß, begünstigt durch eine jener Metamorphosen, von denen Marx so oft gesprochen hat […], ein neuer ›Marxismus‹ nicht mehr die Gestalt haben könnte, unter der man ihn zu identifizieren und in die Flucht zu schlagen man sich gewöhnt hatte. Vielleicht hat man nicht mehr Angst ...

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Finance und die Reproduktion des Kapitals (1)

10 Feb , 2019  

Wir untersuchen hier das Verhältnis des finanziellen Kapitals (Finance) zur Reproduktion des Kapitals. In Abschnitt A klären wir den Begriff der erweiterten Reproduktion unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Begriffs der Zirkulation. In Abschnitt B geht es vor allem um das bisher wenig beachtete Verhältnis der Finance zur kapitalistischen Produktion. In einem ...

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“Third Persons” and Reproduction: A Note to R. Luxemburg’s Critique of Marx’s Reproduction Schemes

5 Feb , 2019  

“Third Persons” and Reproduction:

A Note to R. Luxemburg’s Critique of Marx’s Reproduction Schemes

George Economakis and John Miliosi

Abstract

The aim of the present paper is to critically present Rosa Luxemburg’s critique to Marx’s reproduction schemes of a pure capitalist economy in Volume 2 of Capital, as a ...

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So ist die Demokratie das Wesen aller Staatsverfassung (Karl Marx)

29 Jan , 2019  

Auch in dieser Frage machte Marx keinerlei Zugeständnisse. Und es waren Deleuze/Guattari, die aufgrund vielfältiger historischer Erfahrungen, von denen Marx nichts wissen konnte, ins gleiche Horn bliesen und dessen Ansatz noch verschärften. Deleuze und Guattari verhöhnen geradezu die Demokratie, die den Vertrag, den Konsens und die Kommunikation und damit ständig ...

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Money in Marx: From value-form Analysis to an Understanding of Modern Capitalism

26 Jan , 2019  

The rise of finance makes capitalist exploitation more effective but heav-ily reliant on market liquidity. When the latter evaporates, the whole setting quickly disintegrates. In other words, the demand for more discipline within capitalist power relations makes the economic milieu more vulnerable and fragile. Financial instability in our contemporary societies ...

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150 years Karl Marx’s “Capital”

24 Jan , 2019  

150 years after its publication, Marx’s Capital remains stunningly relevant today. In essence, it is a research program launched by Marx without ever having been completed, and which is basically an ongoing project, as its object is, as Marx himself explains, the “ideal average” of the capitalist system, the causal ...

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Der esoterische Marx: Relativer Mehrwert, Kapital, Finance

11 Jan , 2019  

Marx hat die finanziellen Instrumente ausschließlich der Zirkulationssphäre zugeordnet und ihre Funktion abgetrennt von der Funktionsweise der Technologien bzw. physikalischen Produktionsmittel analysiert, die den vergangenen Reichtum aufbewahren und zugleich eine zukünftige Nachfrage nach produzierten Gütern ermöglichen. Bei Marx scheint es, wenn es um den Wert geht (analog zur Energie und ...

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Demystifying Finance: How to understand financialization and think of strategies for a good society

4 Jan , 2019  

Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
John Milios
&
Spyros Lapatsioras

  1. Introduction
    In a recent special report of the Economist on financial risk it was argued that “the idea that markets can be left to police themselves turned out to be the world’s most expensive mistake.”1 This rather unexpected remark reflects the fundamental
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Money as Money: Suzanne de Brunhoff’s Marxist Monetary Theory

3 Jan , 2019  

Abstract: This article proposes the necessity to return to Suzanne de Brunhoff’s Marxist monetary theory in order to conceptualise the relationship between production and social reproduction within financialised capitalist social relations. De Brunhoff maintains a commitment to understanding «money as money» or money as an independent variable, with a ...

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Mashines

The Vast Automaton: Notes on Alexei Gastev, Marx, and Andrew Ure

31 Dez , 2018  

In 1916 his poem Express: A Siberian Fantasy, Alexei Gastev depicts a journey, undertaken by a high-speed passenger train, across a vast wasteland that has been transformed by the pulsing tumult of industrial modernity. The vision is one of an open future, characterized by the tearing away of the ...

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Marx as a Dark Futurist

29 Dez , 2018  

Writing a century and half ago, it was Marx’s particular theoretical genius to see right through the opening moments of industrial capitalism to its closing moments in the form of virtual capital moving at the speed of circulation. Ironically, as a thinker who was historically fixed in the immediate vicissitudes ...

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Der marxistische Kapitalbegriff

15 Nov , 2018  

Dirk Baecker schreibt in einem aktuellen Beitrag: »Auch das Kapital darf nicht im Singular, sondern muss im Plural gedacht werden.« Wenn er dann sofort zur Konkurrenz springt, verfolgt er zwar eine Spur, ohne Zusammenhänge darstellen und explizieren zu können. Die Wunderformel heißt nämlich: Singular=Plural. Wir werden zeigen, dass man über ...

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Introduction to Michel Husson’s ‘Value and price: a critique of neo-Ricardian claims’

12 Nov , 2018  

Michel Husson originally published this landmark article in French as Manuel Perez (1980). This translation makes this historic work accessible to Anglophone readers. It thus offers a new generation of Marx scholars a resource which academic Marxism has rejected, except for a minority tradition in which this article played a ...

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Documentation

The Two Marxisms

9 Nov , 2018  

To summarize some of the differences between Critical and Scientific Marxism: Critical Marxism leans toward a perspective in which human decisions can make an important difference, toward a voluntarism in which human courage and determination count, while Scientific Marxism stresses the lawful regularities that inhere in things and set ...

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GenericScience

Howard Rouse/Sonia Arribas: Egocracy. Marx, Freud and Lacan (4)

4 Nov , 2018  

Howard Rouse/Sonia Arribas: Egocracy. Marx, Freud and Lacan 2011

II.2.2. Egokratie und der ‚Diskurs des Kapitalismus‘, oder Das Neu-Durchdenken des Symbolischen, des Imaginären und des Realen in Seminar XVII (210-271)

In den beiden vorherigen Kapiteln haben wir gesehen, wie … das Frühwerk von Lacan so gesehen werden kann, dass es ...

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150 years Karl Marx’s “Capital” Reflections for the 21st century

1 Nov , 2018  

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 14-15.1.2017
Olympia Hall – Garden of Zappio- Athens – Greece

According to the above argumentation, the ‘products’ of financial innovation, even during the period just before the crisis when derivatives spiked, should not be considered as products of a perverted imagination with the sole aim of bypassing regulatory ...

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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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Heterodox Economics vis-à-vis Crisis and Finance. Speculation of the ‘absentee rentier’ or Mechanism of disciplining social action?

23 Sep , 2018  

The 2007-2008 financial crisis is without precedent in the post-war period, a fact acknowledged by the majority of economists. At the same time, the crisis is a ‘marginal moment’ which unveils and helps us rethink the workings of contemporary capitalism. The latter is mostly grasped under the term of financialization ...

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The Nature of Flows

21 Sep , 2018  

I would like to pursue the problem of the economy of flows; last time, someone wanted a more precise definition of flows, more precise, that is, than something which flows upon the socius. What I call the socius is not society, but rather a particular social instance which plays the ...

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On the Character of the Current Economic Crisis

15 Sep , 2018  

Spyros Lapatsioras,1 Leonidas Maroudas,2 Panayotis G. Michaelides,3 John Milios,4 D. P. Sotiropoulos,5

1. Introduction

In the third chapter of Capital Marx observed: “As long as the social character of labour appears as the money existence of the commodity and hence as a thing outside actual production, monetary crises, independent of ...

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Die Finanzkrise im Jahr 2008 fand statt.

15 Sep , 2018  

Als Jean Baudrillard ankündigte, dass das Jahr 2000 nicht stattfände, musste man schon Böses ahnen. Es ist keine Übertreibung festzustellen, dass die Finanzkrise von 2008 das bisher einzige Ereignis von weltgeschichtlicher Bedeutung im neuen Jahrtausend war (bekanntlich fand nach Baudrillard auch der Irakkrieg von 2003 nicht statt). Und wir schreiben ...

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EconoFiction

The Origins of Capitalism as a Social System

13 Sep , 2018  

Chapter 1 highlights the fundamental characteristics that, in their interconnectedness, distinguish capitalism from all other social systems: (i) wage labour, (ii) monetization of the whole economy (money-begetting money), (iii) concentration of the means of production and dissociation of the capitalist from the labour process as such, (iv) free competition and ...

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