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Against labour, labour capital: The right to be lazy

We close our review of anti-work and anti-capitalist literature with Paul Lafargue’s essay, The right to be lazy.  With no intent to be exhaustive, and in no way considering that all has been said about the subject, the exercise was … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: The original affluent society

Marshall Sahlin’s essay, The original affluent society, is now a classic text in the critique of labour under capitalism as the path to material well being.  For those not versed in the lessons of the abundance of simplicity, when jobs … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: The phenomenon of bullshit jobs

David Graeber’s essay, On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs, reflects upon the moral-disciplinary role of work in an age when contemporary capitalism renders most work redundant due to technological development and automaisation.  We work not because we need to satisfy … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: Against the totalitarianism of capital, the destruction of work

Life unbridled, a venture into the absolute other, requires the total destruction not only of ‘my’ work, but of the very concept of work and economy as the basis of human relations. Everything that led to the possibility of workers … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital … play!

In the domain of our life excess manifests in itself in so far as violence wins over reason. Work demands the sort of conduct where effort is in a constant ration with productive efficiency. It demands rational behaviour where the … Continue reading

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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: Norbert Trenkle and the violence of fictitious capital

We share a second essay by Norbert Trinkle that brings together the Krisis Group’s critique of value with an interpretation of the current crisis of capitalism.  (The essay was published in english here, along with the german text).

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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: 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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