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About Fabio Vighi

Fabio Vighi is Professor of Critical Theory and Italian at Cardiff University, UK. His recent work includes Critical Theory and the Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism (Bloomsbury 2015, with Heiko Feldner) and Crisi di valore: Lacan, Marx e il crepuscolo della società del lavoro (Mimesis 2018).
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A System on Life Support
3 months ago

A System on Life Support

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We have entered a global cycle of secular inflation that is unique in history. The cynical attempt to preserve a system based on the ontological assumption of permanent monetary injections …
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Pause for Thought: Money without Value in a Rapidly Disintegrating World
6 months ago

Pause for Thought: Money without Value in a Rapidly Disintegrating World

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The acceleration of the “emergency paradigm” since 2020 has a simple yet widely disavowed purpose: to conceal socioeconomic collapse. In today’s metaverse, things are the opposite of what they seem. …
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From Covid-19 to Putin-22: Who Needs Friends with Enemies Like These?
9 months ago

From Covid-19 to Putin-22: Who Needs Friends with Enemies Like These?

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Hyperreality

Like a textbook illustration of Hollywood continuity editing, the de-escalation of the war on Covid has transitioned seamlessly into the escalation of the Ukrainian war, with Vladimir Putin …
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Red Pill or Blue Pill? Variants, Inflation, and the Controlled Demolition of Society
11 months ago

Red Pill or Blue Pill? Variants, Inflation, and the Controlled Demolition of Society

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Unsurprisingly, Santa brought us yet another Covid Christmas, replete with the usual set of presents: facemasks, quarantines, social distancing, coercive inoculations, vaccine passports, non-stop media fearmongering, and lockdowns. Two years …
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The Central Bankers’ Long Covid: An Incurable Condition
1 year ago

The Central Bankers’ Long Covid: An Incurable Condition

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Sheep spend their entire lives being afraid of the wolf, but end up eaten by the shepherd. (Popular proverb)

By now it should be clear that COVID-19 is, essentially, a …
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A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation
1 year ago

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation

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A year and a half after the arrival of Virus, some may have started wondering why the usually unscrupulous ruling elites decided to freeze the global profit-making machine in the …
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Slavoj Žižek, Emergency Capitalism, and the Capitulation of the Left
2 years ago

Slavoj Žižek, Emergency Capitalism, and the Capitulation of the Left

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As an admirer of Žižek’s work, I found his viral responses to Covid-19 (books, short texts, interviews) rather disappointing, and in many ways representative of the Left’s capitulation to the …
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Prolegomena to a Franciscan Capitalism
2 years ago

Prolegomena to a Franciscan Capitalism

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“La conjuration des imbéciles” is the title of a short essay by Jean Baudrillard published in Libération on May 7, 1997. Reflecting on the political success of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s
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The Absent Cause: Time, Work and Value in the Age of Coronavirus
3 years ago

The Absent Cause: Time, Work and Value in the Age of Coronavirus

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Making ‘good use’ of Covid-19 is without a doubt illusory, not to mention offensive for those who – as always the weakest social groups – die, suffer and are now …
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