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Eviction Notice

18 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 27, “The Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land,” 1867, Karl Marx) With much of the older generation of feudal lords dead or destroyed from widespread warfare within Europe, a younger set took their … Continue reading

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Dialectic Perfected

18 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 25, “The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation,” 1867, Karl Marx) With a monumental and (at least at one point) academically esteemed economist like Marx, you’d expect, based on contemporary (though perhaps less monumental) academicians of … Continue reading

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A Fierce Miss American Pie-Maker

16 Oct 2013: Mildred Pierce (DVD, 2011, Todd Haynes) Though at first I was impressed with the visual tributes to melodrama-master Rainer Werner Fassbinder (there’s a PFA retrospective of his at the moment), the frosted glass, the dollies behind prominent … Continue reading

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Capital Beginnings

10 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 24, “The Transformation of Surplus-value Into Capital,” 1867, Karl Marx) Anyone who thinks Marx’s worldview can be reduced to something as simple as “capitalists are awful; capitalism is terrible” – i.e. anyone who acts as … Continue reading

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Bitter Fruitful Multiplication

8 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 23, “Simple Reproduction,” 1867, Karl Marx) Here Marx delves further into the greater philosophy of capital, a more gripping section following several chapters more devoted to simpler facts and observations. Simple reproduction refers to the … Continue reading

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Danish Idiot

6 Oct 2013: Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (DVD, 2004, Nicolas Winding Refn) More technically proficient than the first in the series (or at least more technologically advanced – crisper image quality, etc.), this sequel follows most of … Continue reading

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Buy the Piece

4 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 21, “Piece-wages,” 1867, Karl Marx) Here’s a great and more accurately meritocratic measure of hard work, the idea goes, furthermore the removal of any vestige of servitude from wage labour, since one can work as … Continue reading

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