The Wolf Report: Capital Volume 1, Chapters 1-5, Really Condensed Version

15 October 2013 — The Wolf Report: confidential Analysis for the anti-investor

Capital Volume 1, Chapters 1-5, Really Condensed Version 

1.  For all the complexity in and of those awe and fear inspiring first chapters of Capital,  Marx really isn’t trying to complicate matters.  He’s engaged in a radical distillation, almost but not quite a simplification,  of the moments of value expression; of the commodity as the condition of social labor.

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Overproduction, Overcapitalization 2 By S. Artesian

23 July 2013 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

1. Slip

The journals of the bourgeoisie–digital, analog, virtual, print–have spewed tons of ink and blizzards of one and zeros–marveling, worrying, cheering, bemoaning the latest fad in political economy: the “super-cycle” in commodity prices.

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Pocket Rocket Guide to Marxism By S. Artesian

26 March 2013 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Some brief considerations on turnover, circulation, circulation time and labor time:

Capitalists imagine their mode of production as production for exchange and imagines its origins in trade, in the circulation of the commodities between producers and …..producers, between producers and consumers, producers and “circulators,” merchants. 

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The Wolf Report: If it is what it is By S. Artesian

10 February 2013 — The Wolf Report

 

Dann wird es, was es muss

 

1. When the bourgeoisie aren’t, and even when they are, flogging the virtues of responsibility, accountability, attention-to-detail, hands-on-management, they’re usually in court pleading out the latest bit of irregularities, high and petty crimes, misdemeanors, and assorted felonies, with claims of amnesia (“I have no recollection…”), or dementia (“I’ m not capable of recognizing my own handwriting”). Or, they’re busy blaming irresponsible, unaccountable, subordinate rogues for violating “corporate ethics” (sic); abusing the “trust;” going “too far” thereby turning the corporate good ship Lollipop into Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge.

 

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That is a Rocket in My Pocket and I’m So Glad to See You Guide to Marxism, 5

11 January, 2013The Wolf Report

Devaluation, Realization, Overproduction:

(3) Looked at precisely, that is, the realization process of capital — and money becomes capital only through the realization process– appears at the same time as its devaluation process [Entwertungsprozess], it’s demonetization. Continue reading this...

The Wolf Report: Rocket in My Pocket Guide to Marxism, Again

20 November, class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012 — The Wolf Report

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1. Not for nothing does class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Marx start out his critique with the exploration of the commodity as the embodiment of the facets of value.

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The Death Agony of Anti-Imperialism, 2 Egypt, 1 By S. Artesian

17 November, 2012 — Wolf at the Door
 
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1.   The organization of landed property, of the landed estate, and of landed labor in class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Egypt was driven and determined by that which could not truly be appropriated as property—water.  Water and the lack thereof, regulated, so to speak, the oscillations between scarcity and abundance.  Water and the lack thereof imposed an approximate egalitarianism; a communalism among those who settled along the banks of the Nile, just as water and the lack thereof compelled a rough equality among the Bedouins, the nomads of the desert. Continue reading this...

The Wolf Report: My Personal Very Own Introduction to Capital, Volume 1

26 August, 2012The Wolf Report: Non-confidential analysis for the anti-investor

My Personal Very Own Introduction to Capital, Volume 1

Not that anyone asked me,  and particularly not that anyone not asking me has ever stopped me from doing anything, but I thought I would provide my own introduction to Volume 1.  The usual disclaimers apply– I’m right, or pretty close to right, or closer to right than anyone else, or almost anyone else.  Those who really understand Marx will agree that I’m right, or pretty close to right, or closer to right than almost anyone else, except, of course themselves.   And I agree with them.  All of them.

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The Wolf Report 25 August 2012: Marx’s critique of capital

25 August, class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012 — The Wolf Report

class=”post-title entry-title”>Introducing, for the very first time, here or anywhere else, another Introduction

class=”post-body entry-content”>1. Nobody just writes an introduction to class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Marx’s Capital, which is okay because I almost never read books introducing class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Marx’s Capital.  It’s like asking somebody else to get yet somebody else’s phone number for you.  If it’s your intent to call, then just introduce yourself, and get the number.

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The Wolf Reports: Facets of Value, 2

5 February 2012 — The Wolf Reports

class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Marx provides a critical, historical exposition in his notes, draft, essay The Production Process of Capital, “Relative Surplus Value,” in volume 30 of the Collected Works [International Publishers, 1988] pages 294-299.

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Speculation in Agricultural Commodities: Driving up the Price of Food Worldwide and plunging Millions into Hunger By Edward Miller

5 October 2011 — Global Research

CFTC treads water on world hunger

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has again delayed the introduction of position limits required under the Dodd-Frank Act. These limits are intended to prevent speculation in (among other things) agricultural commodities, speculation which, many critics argue, have driven up the price of food worldwide and plunged millions into hunger.

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