Tag Archives: theory

No. 2016/01: Debailleul, Bichler and Nitzan, “Theory and Praxis, Theory and Practice, Practical Theory”

February 17, 2016

Working Paper No. 2016/01 Corentin Debailleul, Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan, “Theory and Praxis, Theory and Practice, Practical Theory” This working paper contains an intervention by Corentin Debailleul and an extended reply by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan. The exchange was first posted on the Capital as Power Forum in January 2016. Debailleul’s original questions … Read More

The Weekly Sabotage: Week 1

November 28, 2013

Welcome to a weekly investigation into the fascinating world of corporate sabotage where human creativity, cooperation, mutual aid and well-being are all held ransom for the profit and power of dominant owners. Every week this column will explore various aspects of what Veblen called ‘strategic sabotage’.  But first, a bit of context. It appears that … Read More

Discussion: The Ups and Downs of Empirical Research

October 24, 2013

It is exciting to see this website grow. Content is being added here and there, and our Working Paper Series has its first paper. What already stands out on this website, in my opinion, is the strength of the empirical research. With our feet planted in society itself, we have before us a great big … Read More

Big Business, small businesses, Death & Profits

August 29, 2013

‘Ask a Mortician‘ is a quirky and informative Youtube series with mortician Caitlin Doughty. The most recent video touches on the political economy of the funeral business. The question is based on an anti-funeral business rant on Reddit and asks: “Is the Funeral Industry a Pyramid Scheme?” Doughty quickly sets aside the misleading use of … Read More

The Capitalist Mode of Power: Critical Engagements with the Power Theory of Value

August 26, 2013

This edited volume offers the first critical engagement with one of the most provocative and controversial theories in political economy: the thesis that capital can be theorized as power and that capital is finance and only finance. The book also includes a detailed introduction to this novel thesis first put forward by Nitzan and Bichler … Read More