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About Fabio Vighi

Fabio Vighi is Professor of Critical Theory and Italian at Cardiff University, UK. His recent work includes Critical Theory and the Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism (Bloomsbury 2015, with Heiko Feldner) and Crisi di valore: Lacan, Marx e il crepuscolo della società del lavoro (Mimesis 2018).
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Trust in Institutions and the War Dividend
1 month ago

Trust in Institutions and the War Dividend

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Even if almost no one wants to admit it, our “system” is obsolete, and for this reason it is now morphing into a “closed system” – totalitarian in nature. It …
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Christmas Gift Ideas? A Santa Rally, a Genocide, a Scapegoat, and a Philosopher’s Critique
4 months ago

Christmas Gift Ideas? A Santa Rally, a Genocide, a Scapegoat, and a Philosopher’s Critique

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We have reached the end of 2023 and – a few of us might have noticed – the world economy continues its freefall. The rise in global debt is unstoppable (currently …
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A “New 9/11”: The Stage Is Set
6 months ago

A “New 9/11”: The Stage Is Set

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It’s not surprising that the Western media have unilaterally labelled the Hamas October 7 attacks as a “new 9/11”. Of course, they refer to the official story about 9/11, indelibly …
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Welcome to ‘Low Energy Capitalism’; or, Proletarians of the World, Wear Facemasks!
6 months ago

Welcome to ‘Low Energy Capitalism’; or, Proletarians of the World, Wear Facemasks!

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‘As we transition to a lower energy system (renewables replacing fossil fuels), growth-based economics will be phased out and replaced with something else.’ (Simon Michaux)

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The first week of …
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Gradually, Then Suddenly? Crisis Capitalism and Its Disavowals
11 months ago

Gradually, Then Suddenly? Crisis Capitalism and Its Disavowals

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Perhaps the best way to grasp the meaning of our New Normal is to frame it as the irreversible paradigm shift towards “crisis capitalism”. The key macroeconomic implication is that …
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Senile Economics: Bubble Ontology and the Pull of Gravity
1 year ago

Senile Economics: Bubble Ontology and the Pull of Gravity

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What are the drivers of senile capitalism? I will list five of them in no particular order, and then proceed to discuss their interconnections:

 

  1. Debt. The only road …
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A System on Life Support
2 years ago

A System on Life Support

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We have entered a global cycle of secular inflation that is unique in history. The cynical attempt to preserve a system based on the ontological assumption of permanent monetary injections …
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Pause for Thought: Money without Value in a Rapidly Disintegrating World
2 years ago

Pause for Thought: Money without Value in a Rapidly Disintegrating World

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The acceleration of the “emergency paradigm” since 2020 has a simple yet widely disavowed purpose: to conceal socioeconomic collapse. In today’s metaverse, things are the opposite of what they seem. …
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From Covid-19 to Putin-22: Who Needs Friends with Enemies Like These?
2 years ago

From Covid-19 to Putin-22: Who Needs Friends with Enemies Like These?

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Hyperreality

Like a textbook illustration of Hollywood continuity editing, the de-escalation of the war on Covid has transitioned seamlessly into the escalation of the Ukrainian war, with Vladimir Putin …
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Red Pill or Blue Pill? Variants, Inflation, and the Controlled Demolition of Society
2 years ago

Red Pill or Blue Pill? Variants, Inflation, and the Controlled Demolition of Society

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Unsurprisingly, Santa brought us yet another Covid Christmas, replete with the usual set of presents: facemasks, quarantines, social distancing, coercive inoculations, vaccine passports, non-stop media fearmongering, and lockdowns. Two years …
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