Tecnologías de alienación

15:07 27/01/2017

Una vez más, The Anti-Puritan (via OutsideIn [comentario]):

I think of capitalism as being a great alienating machine composed of dozens of social technologies with the tech consisting of turning countless social relationships into property.

For example:
Patents (property in ideas)
Trademarks (property in creativity)
Real estate (property in land/ houses)
Title (property in objects)
Contract (property in agreements)
Marriage (property in sex)
Constitutions/Tort (property in rights)
Slavery (obsolete property in humans)
Futures (property in hedging risk)
Stocks (property in corporations)
Votes (equal property in government)
Bonds (property in debt)
Vouchers (property in services)
Insurance (property in safety)
Money (property in other people’s work)

Capitalism is PROPERTY. Moreover, as more and more things are be defined as property capitalism expands is dominion into every aspect of life. Capitalism not only is property, it is the expansion of what constitutes property.

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Capitalismos y propiedades

14:51 27/01/2017

The Anti-Puritan:

Capitalism can be thought of as identical to the sum of all its property arrangements. Capitalism is a system of property-based social technologies that allow some things to be owned, (land, cars, etc.) and not others, (people, women, government). Capitalism, unlike feudalism, does not allow humans to be owned in an obvious manner within a liberal democracy. That is why human ownership is on the down low, (H1B Visa, illegal immigrants, etc.) But I digress.

Basically, capitalism likes it when profits are maximized. This tends to work against feudalism, male dominance, hierarchy, and morality. It works in favor of things that maximize profit, (free trade, immigration, corrupt banking, atomized workers, low birth rates). But capitalism is just the summary of all its property relationships in this system of capitalism. And capitalism has not stopped evolving. This is just one of many capitalism(s). So when you talk about capitalism, you must ask; “which one?” Because the capitalism that exists today is not the same as the one that existed in the 1950’s, the 1900’s, or the 1800’s. Property relationships evolve. No one could envision selling “space” on the iPhone by letting developers put their apps on it. The property form of “platform” on a computer system had not yet been invented.

14:21 02/11/2016
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http://marchadelagorra.org/no-nos-gusta-hablar-de-zonas-rojas-pero/
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