Note on Money and Taxation (#2)

A brief rejoinder to the previous post on Deleuze and Guattari’s neo-Chartalism— Alla Semenova and L. Randall Wray (of MMT) fame have a paper on the “Rise of Money and Class Society” that looks at the way that the state creation of money is historically tied to the emergence of class stratifications in society. It […]

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Note on Money and Taxation (ATP)

In A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze and Guattari take up Marx’s “trinity formula”—that which “comprises all the secrets of the social production process”, unifying the differing dynamics of land, labor and capital—and, through significant modification, offer a picture of the  tripartite structure that underpinned the economic logic of the ‘archaic Urstaat‘. The Urstaat, organized around the gaze and […]

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Market Theology

An interesting paper was making the rounds on twitter yesterday: “Hayekian Neoliberalism as Negative Political Theology” by Scott A. Kirkland (what’s novel here is that Kirkland’s specialty isn’t the history of economic thought, but ethical theology). What Scott focuses on, contra the pop-histories of neoliberalism that look to Reagan, Friedman, etc, is a line that […]

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