[-empyre-] OSW: open source writing in the network

jmp m.pedersen at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Jan 13 21:24:27 EST 2012



On 13/01/12 10:09, Simon Biggs wrote:
> Hi Tiziana
> 
> Thanks for your thoughtful post, responding to Dmytri's and Adam's
> provocative texts.
> 
> Interesting you ask whether the internet will have an impact on the
> current crisis in the world economy? Perhaps the internet is part of
> the reason for the crisis? The world is going through a period of
> fundamental geo-political change driven by globalisation. I wonder if
> it isn't a "crisis in capitalism" (that might be wishful thinking)
> but another stage in its evolution.

Crises *are* evolutionary periods in capitalism, always have been. A
period of consolidation, reorganisation of debt and shedding of the worn
out. That would be no news to a (Marxist) political economist.


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