Tag Archives: Business

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928, D. H. Lawrence)

At times it seems like reading and writing a novel like this which exalts the immediate bodily and sensory experience of life over the insular and intellectualized is committing a great hypocrisy. The hands that cradle the spine and turn … Continue reading

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The Slow and the Mild-Mannered: Milano Drift

14 Nov 2013: Il Posto (DVD, 1961, Ermanno Olmi) The dreamlike mundanity on offer here harks forward to another Italian, Marco Ferreri, but with more of a focus on cinematography and even more of a locational drift. The camera itself … Continue reading

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Capital Conclusions

8 Nov 2013: Capital (Appendix: Results of the Immediate Process of Production, 1867, Karl Marx) This is a bulky and somewhat protean “chapter” (more like a bonus feature, really, it seems) that recapitulates and restresses many points already made in … Continue reading

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Working for the Man

29 Oct 2013: When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (DVD, 1960, Mikio Naruse) However recycled many of its conventions feel – the hardboiled (albeit female) narration, the tough-but-playful wise-girl repartee, the undifferentiated earnestness of many of the performances, the smoky … Continue reading

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Red-Blooded Americanism

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 33, “The Modern Theory of Colonization,” 1867, Karl Marx) Up to now I don’t think I’ve read anything as economically clear yet as theoretically aligned with the American dream as this final chapter of Volume … Continue reading

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Measure of a Man of Industry

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 31, “The Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist,” 1867, Karl Marx) Surely, the reader of Marx expects by this point in the text, industrious mettle and ingenuity along with a moral commitment to fair dealing and … Continue reading

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Consolidated Agribusinesses, Incorporated

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 30, “Impact of the Agricultural Revolution on Industry. The Creation of a Home Market for Industrial Capital,” 1867, Karl Marx) Another brief and somewhat reiterative chapter, emphasizing the awareness that newer large farms or manufactures … Continue reading

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