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Supercapitalism's contentless, pragmatic Calvinism is like a genetic algorithm that turns economy into a computing machine. The understanding of supercapitalism is consistent with Jean-Joseph Goux's interpretation of Bataillean general economics, which he sees as a characteristic of what he calls postmodern capitalism. From the early modern period of mercantilism there has always been a connection between war and commerce in the West, articulated but never totally determined by the emergent European states. The role of the state has been diminished in the face of the rise of multinational corporations and the acceleration of transnational capitalism made possible by the globalisation of the system of finance and electromagnetic communications. Supercapitalism fractures paternal law and family structures though its deployment of contract law and its commodification of identity as workers are required to sell themselves and not just their labour in a highly mobile, flexible market.

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Great Satan’s rage

American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism


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