Tag Archives: xenoeconomics

Utopian Schemes: King Gillette and Frederick Engels

Man Coporate. He absorbs, enfolds, encompasses, and makes the world his own. He will do more; he will penetrate the confines of space, and make it deliver up its secrets and power, for Mind, the Child of the great Oversoul … Continue reading

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Artificial Realism

Ben Noys on the agency problem in Marxism. To briefly recapitulate, there is a debate as to the relation between labor and the standpoint of critique: is labor-power a force external to capital rooted in ‘human nature’ and on the … Continue reading

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Iranian Variations, Marxist Repetitions *UPDATED AGAIN*

[Images from Boston.com, via Reza] UPDATE: Anyone reading this post should supplement it, at the very least, with Reza’s brief comment’s below, and with this great piece by Ali Alizadeh’s piece here. 2nd UPDATE: See also these great pieces by … Continue reading

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Econontology 2: Zombie Banks, Undead Labor, and Dark Vitalism

If there is a tangible threat posed to our economic existence, it is that of the Zombie Banks, the massive credit institutions whose balance sheets are so disproportionately weighted with ‘toxic assets’ or dead capital that they essentially function as … Continue reading

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Econontolgy 1: Financial Aliens and the Great Deceleration

Alex has a brief but brilliant post up, in which his recent series of posts on the Hardcore Continuum dovetails with a revival of his xenoeconomic speculations from last year. To summarize, the claim is that capital operates by extracting … Continue reading

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Paper Abstract – Strange Times: Aliens, Ghosts, and the Non-Event

This is my paper proposal for the CFP here, for the conference Affirmation, Negation, and the Politics of Late-Capitalism. Any questions or comments on the project are welcome.

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Notes for the Debate: Alien vs. Specter

I want to briefly sketch out how hauntology, or the particular revision of it I have been working on, not only relates to but is ultimately indispensable for a xenoeconomic approach to capitalism. I am still finishing a more detailed … Continue reading

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