On Saturday, October 2 at noon, we'll be discussing "The Violence of Financial Capitalism" by Christian Marazzi. It provides an analysis of the current economic crisis through the lens of cognitive capitalism, proposing that the crisis is not the usual problem of a lack of growth, but rather that it is a consequence of a new form of accumulation.
The first half of the meeting will be a technical walkthrough of the main concepts, with a focus on the third chapter, "On the Becoming-Rent of Profit." For the second half of the discussion, we'll visit the opening quote from Deleuze: "It's not a question of worrying or hoping for the best, but of finding new weapons." What new weapons does this analysis help us create?