Claude Serfarti by Claude Serfarti

By Claude Serfarti

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The new configuration of the capitalist periods during the last thirty years came about within the context of 2 fashionable adjustments. First, the consolidation of finance capital operated via 3 major channels that extensively shifted the trajectory of capitalism. on the macroeconomic point, the debt capture that at the beginning plagued the constructing nations, and because 2007 the center international locations, mirrored the victory of creditors over borrowers, and created vast and everlasting flows of sales for collectors. when it comes to the company, ‘shareholder value’ turned the most operational goal for companies (‘shareholder value’ being rather specific from, and doubtless at odds with, the construction of ‘added value’). And on the point of person social business enterprise, foreign and nationwide govt regulations contributed to the ‘commodification’ of social kinfolk, undermining current platforms of social protection and gradually exchanging them with schemes that made members more and more established upon monetary markets.

Second, the continuous means of the internationalization of capital because the moment international conflict won momentum during the last few many years. Globalization supplied capital with the chance to behave with a greatest of freedom on the international point. Money-capital, for instance, used to be made hyperliquid as a result of deregulation of associations and fiscal recommendations. This was once additionally actual for giant non-financial transnational organizations (TNCs), that have, in truth, develop into world-scale monetary teams with business actions. They shape a world net, with a mixture of collusion and festival, structuring commodity chains and controlling an important percentage of the area construction of worth and alternate. The mixed results of outsourcing and offshoring, with the linked pressures on moment- and lower-tier provider enterprises, have annoyed the imbalance of strength and distribution of worth among capital and labour.

This essay records the significant bring up within the focus of source of revenue and wealth via a tiny proportion of the inhabitants. the main function performed via rentier earning and the monetary zone is then attached to the recent configuration of the capitalist classification. The political economic climate of the modern capitalist classification is then analyzed demonstrating that, as social kinfolk are territorially bounded and politically equipped, the belief of a transnational capitalist classification (TCC) continues to be far off even relating to the ecu Union (EU

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These forces depend, of course, on the intensity of the needs revealed by the immediate struggles and thus on the struggle against the obstacle, but also on the positivity of the world which we wish to construct, on the values which we wish to promote. This is not a dialectic. In any event, not a dialectic like that glorious and painful one which presides over the sociological class struggle - a rhetoric arising more out of confusion than of science. In fact, the negative and the positive are anchored here in the materiality of possible options.

Capitalist command is presently developing in direct and antagonistic engagement with the free and proliferating singularities. Whatever rigid and repressive nets it throws after this wild faun, it will not succeed in reaching or catching either its mode of temporalization or its essential riches and goals. Given these conditions, the task of organizing new proletarian forms must be concerned with a plurality of relations within a multiplicity of singularities - a plurality focused on collective functions and objectives that escape bureaucratic control and overcoding, in the sense that the plurality develops towards optimizing the processes of involved singularities.

These, more appropriately, are the questions of the revolutionary movement. From all points of view, red terrorism was a disastrous interlude for the movement. But especially for the way it relaunched ideological and abstract centralist conceptions of organization. Its crazy search for central points of confrontation became redundant with an ossified leninism, which is disconnected from all historical materiality, reduced entirely to a statist interpretation, a sort of paranoid point of reference which it sought to impose on the recomposition of the movement.

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