EconoFiction

The esoteric Marx: relative surplus value, capital, finance

26 Nov , 2019  

Marx has assigned the financial instruments exclusively to the sphere of circulation and analysed their function separately from the functioning of the technologies or physical means of production, which preserve the past wealth and at the same time enable a future demand for goods produced. In Marx’s case, when it ...

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EconoFiction

Is there any machine added surplus value?

26 Sep , 2019  

Not the problem of the transfer of the value or the reproduction of the value share of the fixed capital, which Marazzi described in his essay The Amortization of the Body Machine (Marazzi 2012: 35ff.) (according to which the constant capital is produced twice through the operation of transmission), the ...

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Mashines

Perfect Machines: Artificial Intelligence and the Labour Theory of Value

3 Aug , 2019  

Paper presented at “Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today. On the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Capital”, Hofstra University, April 6-7, 2017.

“Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.”
– Frederic ...

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Documentation

Karl Marx

29 Mrz , 2018  

… Marx himself considered his theory of surplus-value his most important contribution to the progress of economic analysis (Marx, letter to Engels of 24 August 1867). It is through this theory that the wide scope of his sociological and historical thought enables him simultaneously to place the capitalist mode of ...

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Documentation, EconoFiction

Commodification

26 Mrz , 2018  

‘Commodification’ is often used as a short-hand way of defining what capitalism does, but all too often it’s used as a synonym for transaction or exchange. Yet buying and selling are not specific to capitalism and, more importantly, there are consequences in organising a critique of, or opposition to capitalism ...

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EconoFiction

Brian Massumis “On the Revaluation of Value” (2)

13 Mrz , 2018  

Das Problem des Exzesses (das Kapital und sein Potenzial) kehrt zurück, wenn es um den Mehrwert geht bzw. um das Kapital in der Qualität des Geldes. Hier ist der Mehrwert als der Effekt eines sich vermehrenden Umschlags des Kapitals gegenüber dem Wert primär, während der Profit sozusagen die punktuelle numerische ...

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