The Necessary Break

Tomasz Konicz, 12.08.2022 The Climate Movement Needs Anti-Capitalist Guardrails for Its Coming Actions The climate movement should not be afraid of being accused of radicalism. Given the civilization-threatening dimensions of the climate crisis, solving this monstrous problem is a matter of sheer collective will to survive. It is obvious that global capitalism, in its unbridled […]

Embrace the Chaos

26.07.2022, Tomasz Konicz The cruel lobbying and business practices of the app-based ­transport service ­Uber are in line with its brutal business model. And they are an expression of the processes of barbarism in the ­centers ­caused by the crisis. Some 124,000 internal documents comprise the so-called Uber Files, leaked to the press by Mark […]

Glory and an Ear of Corn

Tomasz Konicz, Originally published in konkret in 07/2022 The fact that parts of the world are facing a devastating famine cannot be attributed solely to the consequences of the Ukraine war. Putin did it! This exclamation, which the Kremlin ruler’s auburn-haired German fan base likes to use with a wink to ridicule any criticism of […]

Mountains of Debt on The Move

22.07.2021, Tomasz KoniczThe wonderful world of bond markets – currently far more exciting than many functionaries in the state and financial sector might like. Dull, dreary, mind-numbing – these are usually the words used to describe the bond markets of the core of the world system. When capital needs to be parked safely, when pension […]

No More Trade Surplus

21.07.2022, Tomasz KoniczFor the first time in over 30 years, Germany recorded a negative trade balance. The export-fixated German economic model is facing a crisis. “Export world champion” is now a thing of the past: in May, the German trade balance recorded a deficit for the first time since 1991, albeit only to the tune […]

Elections with Reservations?

13.07.2022, Tomasz KoniczThe Republican-hijacked US judiciary is on the road to post-democracy. The smartphone is the best weapon against widespread police violence in the United States. The police killing of George Floyd,[1] which led to mass protests across the country in May of 2020 and reignited the Black Lives Matter movement, would not have been […]

A New Quality of Crisis

24.05.2022, Tomasz Konicz Why There Will Be No Stable Post-War Order After the End of The War Over Ukraine Is this the big one? Is this the big crash that will overturn everything that has been established in global structures and dynamics since the breakthrough of neoliberalism in the 1980s? The war over Ukraine could […]

The Deadly Logics Of Capital In The Vicious Economic-Ecological Cycle

blogs.mediapart.fr, 22.06.2022 The economic and ecological crises of capital have long been intertwined. This can be seen not least in the heat-induced mass deaths among poor and vulnerable sections of the population – and not only in the Global South, as Tomasz Konicz argues in his contribution to the BG text series “After Extractivism.” Link: […]

The Climate Crisis and the Outer Limits of Capital

konicz.info, 14.01.2022 Why does capitalism fail to implement sustainable climate policies despite the escalating ecological crisis? For three decades, policymakers have promised to address the climate crisis. For three decades, global emissions of greenhouse gases have continued to climb, giving rise to the suspicion that the capitalist world system is incapable of reducing CO2 emissions […]

Back to stagflation?

znet, 29.12.2021 The end of the financialization of capitalism looks confusingly similar to the beginning. In recent weeks, a great retro fever has broken out in the business press. In the face of rapidly rising inflation and a mixed economic outlook, memories of the stagflation period in the 1970s are increasingly being evoked,1 when anemic […]

Back to stagflation?

konicz.info, 11/15/2021 The end of the financialization of capitalism looks confusingly similar to the beginning. In recent weeks, a great retro fever has broken out in the business press. In the face of rapidly rising inflation and a mixed economic outlook, memories of the stagflation period in the 1970s are increasingly being evoked,1 when anemic […]

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