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Capital as Power: Broadening the Vista – (Conference Postponed to 2016)

October 1, 2015

(Conference Postponed to 2016) The theory of capital as power (CasP) offers a radical alternative to mainstream and Marxist theories of capitalism. It argues that capital symbolizes and quantifies not utility or labour but organized power writ large, and that capitalism is best understood and challenged not as a mode of consumption and production, but … Read More

Video & Paper: Capital Accumulation: Fiction and Reality

March 31, 2015

Presentation at UQAM, Montreal, organized by Association des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques (AESE UQAM), March 31, 2015 There are many explanations for the recent global crisis, but most seem to agree that the origins of this crisis are largely financial: the crisis started in and was amplified by the financial sector. Of course, when economists … Read More

First Speaker Series on the Capitalist Mode of Power

December 22, 2013

*** The First Speaker Series on the Capitalist Mode of Power was sponsored by the York Department of Political Science and the Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought. Talks were held at York University, Toronto, Canada and the series ran from October to November 2013 *** Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 Can Capitalists Afford Recovery? Economic Policy … Read More

3rd Annual Conference – Capitalizing Power: The qualities and quantities of accumulation

June 26, 2013

Power from Above, Power from Below — Tim Di Muzio & Jonathan Nitzan   No Way Out: Crime, Punishment & the Capitalization of Power — by Jonathan Nitzan   New Dynamics of Power — Jeffrey Harrod & Herman Schwartz   Restructuring Against Resistance — Joseph Baines   What Happened to the Bondholding Class? — Sandy … Read More

2nd Annual Conference – The Capitalist Mode of Power: Past, Present, Future

June 26, 2013

Session I: STATE POWER, Forum on Capital as Power 2011 Session II: BANKING, MONEY, FINANCE (Part 1), Forum on Capital as Power 2011 SESSION III: KEYNOTE ADDRESSES, Bob Jessop & Randall Wray, Forum on Capital as Power 2011   SESSION IV: BUSINESS POWER, Forum on Capital as Power 2011   SESSION V: BANKING, MONEY, FINANCE … Read More

1st Annual Conference – Crisis of Capital, Crisis of Theory

May 13, 2013

Session I: THE VALUE CONTROVERSY, Forum on Capital as Power 2011 Session II: CRISIS OF CAPITAL, CRISIS OF THEORY, Forum on Capital as Power 2010 Session III: SYSTEMIC FEAR, MODERN FINANCE AND THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM, Forum on Capital as Power 2010 Session IV: CRISIS, Forum on Capital as Power 2010 Session V: METHODS AND INSTITUTIONS, Forum on Capital as Power … Read More

No Way Out: Crime, Punishment & the Capitalization of Power

November 12, 2012

Presentation at the Department of Political Science, York University. 12 November   The United States is often hailed as the world’s largest ‘free market’. But this ‘free market’ is also the world’s largest penal colony. It holds over seven million adults – roughly five per cent of the labour force – in jail, in prison, on parole and … Read More