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Against labour, against capital: Marx’s theory, the crisis and the abolition of capitalism: An interview with Robert Kurz

Liberation is a historical fact and therefore cannot be theoretically “deduced” like the falling rate of profit. The famous “objective subject” of traditional Marxism is nothing but a category of capital itself, or a function of the “automatic subject” (Marx) … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: World economic crisis, social movements and socialism: 12 theses by Robert Kurz

“Don’t worry, the capitalist system will be reborn from your ashes” – El Roto A new concept of socialism can only be articulated to the extent that there is a break with the internalization of capitalist ways of life by … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: Marx 2000 by Robert Kurz

… the capitalist order of society is not determined by the subjects of circulation, but by the irrational end-in-itself of production. An emancipatory “abolition of money” is only possible in the context of an abolition of the labor-substance, its value-form, … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: An interview with Robert Kurz

A second post in our series, Against labour, against capital … In this 2006 interview, Robert Kurz offers a succinct definition the “radical critique of value”, and discusses the nature of the commodity and markets, the “ontologization of value”, abstract … Continue reading

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The loss of consciousness

(James Rosenquist, House of Fire) The Suicide’s Defense (Of all the stupidities wherewith the law-making power has oignaled its own incapacity for dealing with the disorders of society, none appears so utterly stupid as the law which punishes an attempted suicide. … Continue reading

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The limits of capitalism: Challenging the fetishism of labour and money

  Capital is nothing more than value that must be valorized, which is to say augmented. Value empirically takes the form of money and in that sense its valorization can be illustrated in Marx’s famous formula M–C–M’ [M prime], that is … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: The terror of labour by Norbert Trenkle

As a compliment to Robert Kurz’s reflections on capitalism and labour, we share the work of another member of the Krisis Group, this time Norbert Trenkle and an essay entitled the Terror of labour.  (The english language translation that we publish … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: The Krisis Group

The eulogists of work. Behind the glorification of ‘work’ and the tireless talk of the ‘blessings of work’ I find the same thought as behind the praise of impersonal activity for the public benefit: the fear of everything individual. At … Continue reading

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