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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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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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Spekulation, Kapital und Zeit (Konings: Capital and Time) (1)

23 Okt , 2018  

Wir führen die Diskussion um Spekulation, Zeit und Kapital entlang des Buches »Capital and Time« von Martijn Konings. Bis auf das Problem der Chrematistik bei Aristoteles geht die Kritik an der Spekulation zurück. Sie war von Anfang als eine Kritik an den Investments in solcher Versprechen ausgerichtet, die kein Fundament ...

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Contingency and Foundation: Rethinking Money, Debt, and Finance after the Crisis

21 Okt , 2018  

The origins of the financial crisis of 2007–8 have been widely understood in terms of the financial system having transgressed the boundaries of its proper role and place in society; and the response has been driven above all by a concern that key dimensions of the social order have become ...

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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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Another Speculation? Michel Feher on Neoliberalism and Resistance

4 Okt , 2018  

In getting to grips with “neoliberalism”, a recommended first port of call is the published transcripts of Michel Foucault’s 1979 lecture series at the Collège de France titled The Birth of Biopolitics.[i] In those lectures Foucault demonstrated that the foundations of neoliberalism emerge from a critique of the ...

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The Time of Money (Review) (2)

28 Sep , 2018  

Viele der eingängigen Aussagen von kritischen Soziologen, angefangen bei Richard Sennett bis hin zu Elena Esposito, bewegen sich dahingehend, dass die Zukunft sich in einer gewissen Distanz zur Gegenwart befindet und gegenüber dem Hier und Jetzt geschützt und damit nicht als eine Ressource in der Gegenwart an den Märkten gehandelt ...

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Was ist eigentlich eine Bank?

26 Sep , 2018  

In ihrer Anfangsphase konzentrierten sich die Geschäfte der privaten Banken hauptsächlich auf den Ankauf von Gold, Wechseln, Aktien und Anleihen, dem die Ausgabe von Kontokorrentkrediten, Krediten und Darlehen gegenüberstand. Historisch geschah dies oft zuerst in der Form des Wechsels; im Wechselgeschäft haftet bis zum Fälligkeitstermin derjenige, der den Wechsel ...

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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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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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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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Speculative Finance and the Transformation of the Social

14 Sep , 2018  

Are the temporal dimensions of money, debt and finance important? How and why should social scientists engage with these questions? These are the key lines of inquiry that drive my new book The Time of Money.

For many social scientists the answer to these questions is obvious, especially when ...

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