PhiloFiction

On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

9 Mrz , 2020  

To continue from our conclusions regarding the question of what it would mean to love as a communist, we begin from the idea that abolition is what necessary binds communism as real movement to problems encountered in the life of desire, of the heart, of the family. And one key ...

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EconoFiction

The financial crisis in 2008 took place.

19 Feb , 2020  

When Jean Baudrillard announced that the year 2000 would not take place, one had to suspect evil. It is no exaggeration to say that the financial crisis of 2008 was the only event of world historical significance in the new millennium (as is well known, according to Baudrillard, the Iraq ...

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EconoFiction

Planning and Anarchy

12 Feb , 2020  

Planning and Anarchy

Central planning?! Computers can do it!!! Among the intuitions animating the contemporary left, we must rank rather high the felt sense that powerful new computing technologies now offer a solution to problems of calculation previously insuperable for the red-eyed central planners of “actually existing” socialist states. This ...

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EconoFiction

Remarks on Suzanne de Brunhoffs “Marx on Money”

6 Feb , 2020  

Recently, the writings of Suzanne de Brunhoff (1929-2015), largely unknown at least in the German-speaking world, have again been mentioned by some Marxist economists and philosophers. Tony Norfield refers to Brunhoff in his book “The City” in a footnote in connection with the little-discussed role of private banks as creators ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

25 Theses at time (of capital)

23 Jan , 2020  

1) Economic quantities can be changed in time precisely because money, as a so-called transcendental signifier of capital, has the quality of a pure quantity, whereby money is released from current acts of exchange and thus, as a monetary sign, accounts for the time accumulated in the commodity, which in ...

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EconoFiction

The law of the tendentious fall of the general rate of profit in capital Bd.3

20 Jan , 2020  

In the opinion of Georgios Stamatis, Marx, in presenting the law of the tendentious case of the general rate of profit, equates value and price, among other things, in order to disregard the effect of the so-called Wicksell effects (including the observation of the relationship between the rate of profit ...

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EconoFiction

The concept of capital at Deleuze/Guattari or the anarchy of machines

19 Jan , 2020  

The flow of subjective labor and the flow of objective capital. At the point in time, more precisely, in the passage of time (which has extended over longer historical periods), in which per se contingent encounters (those of the flows of money capital and labour) have “taken hold” (Althusser), as ...

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EconoFiction

Marx and the ecstatic labor force

14 Jan , 2020  

Quite in contrast to mechanics, which defines the concept of force as the result of mutually canceling forces in their relationship to each other, Marx also seems to have always been intent, in his critique of political economy, on breaking the beautiful appearance of the balance and stability of the ...

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NonPolitics

Logic and the Politics of Prevention

8 Jan , 2020  

In general, prevention is immanent to a specific time schedule. If the present future, which refers to what is expected of the future, and the future present, which designates that future that will actually occur, are not congruent, then, if one looks at it economically at first, through the use ...

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PhiloFiction

Some Principles of Geocommunism

1 Jan , 2020  

Nation-states dissolve into a global federation of dense cities counting one toten million and governed by the principle of subsidiarity. Large wilderness areasbetween these cities are left uninhabited, starting with today’s fragile ecosystems.All energy comes from renewables, all waste is recycled. Agriculture is done withinand close to urban areas, manufacturing ...

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EconoFiction

Marx` Theory of Value (4)

21 Dez , 2019  

Equivalence and Abstraction

The value forms presented so far contain an asymmetric or polar relation, whereby the property of symmetry and consequently the equivalence relation, which always includes referentiality, can already be established in the simple value form by means of the operation of reversing the respective “equation”. Here the ...

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EconoFiction

Marx`Theory of value (3)

18 Dez , 2019  

  1. general value form

In order to obtain the general value form from the unfolded value form, only the simple operation of reversal is required, which implies that we are dealing virtually with a simultaneous second and third value form. Now commodity A no longer expresses its value (as in the ...

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