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The so called real economy was speculating in “futures”, that is, future values just as much as the so called virtual economy.

My only other complaint is the weird insistence on supply and demand as a source of crisis later in the book, despite that he pretty solidly identifies the rate of profit as a problem earlier.

Still, with citations from Stiglitz, Krugman, and a slew of other American and non-american economists, this essay focusing on the economic crisis proved not only tolerable, but even interesting. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Write a customer review.

Marazzi is a leading theorist of the Italian post-Fordist school. But there really is no excuse for this edition of Christian Marazzi’s “The Violence of Financial Capitalism”, the second of the “Intervention” editions. The so called real economy has been just a big part in the last forty years of financialization. Finishes decently after page There is hardly a sentence that does not scream out for the editor’s pencil. Lists with This Book.


The Violence of Financial Capitalism by Christian Marazzi

Niral Shah rated it it was ok Feb 03, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The financial crisis has radically undermined the very concept of unilateral and multilateral economico-political hegemony, and Marazzi discusses efforts toward a new geo-monetary order that have emerged around the globe in response.

Review “At last, a fresh interpretation of the global economic crisis ffinancial vehemently departs from traditional academic canons in order to assert a violece kind of economic and political thought. The so called real economy was speculating in “futures”, that is, future v There’s one point to take from this book.

I write this review somewhat reluctantly. Marazzi, a leading figure in the European postfordist movement, first takes a broad look at the nature of the crisis and then provides the theoretical tools necessary to comprehend capitalism today, offering an innovative analysis of financialization in the context of postfordist cognitive capitalism.


The Violence of Financial Capitalism

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Mar 10, David Schwarm rated it liked it Shelves: This expanded edition chrisian a new appendix for comprehending the esoteric neolanguage of financial capitalism—a glossary of “Words in Crisis,” from “AAA” to “toxic asset. Frequently, by the time the reader reaches the end of a sentence, it has nothing to do with how that sentence began.

I find this translation into English absolutely horrible. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. View freely available titles: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. We need more of them. And that’s a problem for a book like this. It would be interesting to hear from them now and see their curre I’ve came back and read this twice now, once in the midst of the financial crisis and now again several years later.


I’m sure it would have been much vviolence, had he tried to fold out more of the terminology underway, but I at least would have understood more.

The Voice Imitator: Christian Marazzi: The Violence of Financial Capitalism ()

Interesting book up until page 40, where the author confuses “housing” with “house ownership. The most interesting aspects of Marazzi’s economic analysis of the debt crisis to me are his noting that many companies now rely on free labor to increase product value think of the public being asked to beta test software and his describing the various private-sector bailouts as a “communism of capital,” “where the state, i. It is thus under the shelter of this linguistic opacity that finance prospers, a situation which raises the question of democracy, that is, the possibility of publicly debating strategies, procedures, and decisions concerning the lives of all citizens.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The Violence of Financial Capitalism is a must-read for cultural theorists interested in working through broader implications of the contemporary crisis. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Those gems aside, however, this book is not light reading material and that material is made close to impossible by the very poor translation into English and the erratic editing.