Voices of Capital II: China and coronavirus

Initially published in December 2020. This week on Voices of Capital: The Economist deepens its new-found love of crisis spending,  The Financial Times worries about debt and capital markets, and  The Wall Street Journal gets hyped about vaccines and stocks.  Welcome to Voices of Capital, Volume II.  Voices of Capital–in the shadow of coronavirus (to be specific: SARS-CoV-2).  In the Economist this week, the … Continue reading Voices of Capital II: China and coronavirus

A winter’s tale: The allegory of the house of freedom

We’ve walked along history’s road.  We’re naked and freezing—but at least we can see with our eyes. Then, we are blindfolded, taken to another part of the road, and given a warm coat. Once, we had pain and knowledge.  Now, we have pleasure and ignorance.  Once, we were chattel slaves, and we were told as … Continue reading A winter’s tale: The allegory of the house of freedom

Voices of Capital III: Climate, China, capital

This week on Voices of Capital: The Financial Times demands consumers change their behaviour to adapt to climate change; The Financial Times and the Economist examine China’s material, political, and symbolic capabilities; and The Financial Times, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal continue their respective discussions of the future of capitalism. A ‘re-set’ for … Continue reading Voices of Capital III: Climate, China, capital

Fear and levelling: The dawn of corona capitalism

Capitalism is changing. Here’s how. Capitalism is a story of fission. What kind of fission? The separation between political and economic power beginning in the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. And a separation between: Expectations of stable technological development and the reality of unstable change in the availability of resources and the natural world (dynamic ‘technological … Continue reading Fear and levelling: The dawn of corona capitalism

The fusion manifesto: Against corona capitalism, for a better world

Corona capitalism has dawned. Self-isolation is the norm. 'Work from home' is the rule. And hell is anon. What kind of hell, you may well ask? A hell of fission, or separation among institutions and people. Yet this hell is not totally knew. On the contrary: fission is the default of capitalism, which began with … Continue reading The fusion manifesto: Against corona capitalism, for a better world