Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Changfu on Globalized Labor and Capital

Peter Gratton has a good post on a talk in which it's argued--an intuition I've held for about 20 years now--that labor as well as capital should globalize, a stage missed out by Marx.

I had some major thoughts on Marx and hyperobjects, stand by for those.



3 comments:

Joe Clement said...

Is removing barriers to labor mobility supposed to be progressive? Sounds to me like labor mobility - where labor is not "what workers do" (i.e. transhistorical) so much as "what capital enjoins workers to do" - is about the interests of restless capital and not workers.

Timothy Morton said...

No, it's supposed to suck. But according to a certain Marxist view it's what has to happen in order for a truly global communist movement to arise.

Timothy Morton said...

PS Joe--it doesn't make much sense to me either...