EconoFiction

After Brexit and Donald Trump: Is Nationalism challenging Neoliberalism?

14 Mai , 2020  

… Financial markets generate a structure for overseeing the effectiveness of individual capitals, that is to say a type of supervision of capital movement. The demand for high financial value puts pressure on individual capitals (enterprises) for more1 intensive and more effective exploitation of labour, for higher profitability. This pressure ...

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EconoFiction

THREE THESES ON NEOLIBERAL MIGRATION AND SOCIAL REPRODUCTION

6 Mrz , 2020  

The argument of this paper is that the migrant is also a defining
figure of neoliberal social reproduction. This argument is composed of
three interlocking theses on what I am calling the “neoliberal migrant.”


Thesis 1: The first thesis argues that the migrant is foremost a socially
constitutive figure. That ...

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NonPolitics

Fascism and right Populism

4 Jan , 2020  

In classical fascism, an organization, initially external to the state and strictly hierarchically structured, gained dominance over the state apparatuses through legal seizure of power, only to merge with them in a specific way, thus maintaining the crisis-ridden capitalist system and securing it by force on a new level. Thus, ...

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EconoFiction

Neoliberal Capitalism: Living and Thinking Like Pigs

29 Sep , 2019  

The title is borrowed from Gilles Châtelet’s book To Live and Think Like Pigs: The Incitement of Envy and Boredom in Market Democracies. What maxim does Châtelet refer to in his book that demands another life instead of a pig’s life? The answer is simple: Always unfold a ...

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Biopolitics

The political economy of pulse: Techno-somatic rhythm and real-time data

9 Sep , 2019  

abstract

In the context of ubiquitous data capture and the politics of control, there is growing individual and managerial interest in ‘pulse’, both in the literal sense of arterial pulse (now monitored through wearable technology) and in a metaphorical sense of real-time tracking (for instance taking the ‘pulse of an ...

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Biopolitics

Three Theses on Neoliberal Migration and Social Reproduction

1 Mrz , 2019  

Thesis 1: The first thesis argues that the migrant is foremost a socially
constitutive figure. That is, we should not think of the migrant as a
derivative or socially exceptional figure who merely travels between preconstituted states. The movement and circulation of migrants has always played an important historical role ...

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PhiloFiction

What is it to Live and Think like Gilles Châtelet?

18 Nov , 2018  

– What is To Live and Think Like Pigs about?

[Châtelet:] It’s a book about the fabrication of individuals who operate a soft censorship on themselves…In them, humanity is reduced to a bubble of rights, not going beyond strict biological functions of the yum-yum-fart type. . .as well as the ...

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EconoFiction

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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EconoFiction

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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EconoFiction

American Dystopia: The Empire of War

10 Aug , 2018  

Capitalism and neoliberalism carry wars within them like clouds carry storms.

—Éric Alliez and Maurizio Lazzarato, To Our Enemies

Henry Miller the ex-patriot who would return to his native land just before the rise of Hitler had a glimpse into the heart of the American Dystopian world when he glimpsed ...

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NonPolitics

The New Right, Neoliberalism, and the Real of Capital

8 Jul , 2018  

Trump/ism and Conjunctural Analysis
The lasting effects of the unresolved financial and economic crisis that began with the bursting of the US housing bubble in 2007 and the ongoing global crisis of accumulation have led to the re-emergence in public discourse of the idea that capitalism could end. For those
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EconoFiction

(Anti)Markets

9 Apr , 2018  

There are many advantages to political decentralization as a structural limitation on government power. Imagine a country the size of the United States, but consisting of only five states. Now imagine the same region containing 500 states. All other things being equal, the second situation is likely to be much ...

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