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GameStop Capitalism Wall Street vs. The Reddit Rally (1)

But while some claim that there is nothing new under the sun, in an interesting turn of events over the last few day of January 2021, some hedge fund managers on Wall Street became the ‘unusual suckers’, losing billions of …

GameStop Capitalism Wall Street vs. The Reddit Rally (1)

Debt excess, GameStop turbulence, zombie companies and future (Corona) crises

Last week there was short-term turbulence on the stock markets due to the GameStop event. Actually, apart from a few slumps, the price trends on the stock markets have only known one direction in recent years, namely upwards. If, due …

Debt excess, GameStop turbulence, zombie companies and future (Corona) crises

Finance under state capitalism: Re-conceptualising capital markets through China’s financial transformation

… As I argue in an article that was recently published in Economy & Society, states can potentially exercise a considerable degree of control over financialization, thereby shaping its very form. What we can hence observe is a ‘financialization with …

Finance under state capitalism: Re-conceptualising capital markets through China’s financial transformation

Gilbert Simondon, High Frequency Trading and Ecotechnology

If one follows the theory about technical objects as developed by the French theorist Gilbert Simondon (Simondon 2012), and then the statements of Frédéric Neyrat in the anthology Die technologische Bedingung (Hörl 2011), the task for today’s hypertechnized societies is …

Gilbert Simondon, High Frequency Trading and Ecotechnology

With their back to the future: will past earnings trigger the next crisis?

As these lines are being written (April 2018), the U.S. stock market is again in turmoil. After a two year bull run in which share prices soared by nearly 50 per cent, the market is suddenly dropping. Since the beginning …

With their back to the future: will past earnings trigger the next crisis?

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