Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

the postulate that markets are organised most effectively by private enterprise and that the private pursuit of accumulation will generate the most common good; accomplished by opening international markets and financial networks, and downsizing the welfare state

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what is meant by that word neoliberalism. My view is that it refers to a class project that coalesced in the crisis of the 1970s. Masked by a lot of rhetoric about individual freedom, liberty, personal responsibility and the virtues of privatisation, the free market and free trade, it legitimised draconian policies designed to restore and consolidate capitalist class power.

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7 months, 2 weeks ago

what is meant by that word neoliberalism. My view is that it refers to a class project that coalesced in the crisis of the 1970s. Masked by a lot of rhetoric about individual freedom, liberty, personal responsibility and the virtues of privatisation, the free market and free trade, it legitimised draconian policies designed to restore and consolidate capitalist class power.

—p.10 The Disruption (1) default author
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a term for the loans provided by the IMF and the World Bank to countries that experienced economic crises, which come with strings attached: privatisation and deregulation, mainly (the conditions are also known as the Washington Consensus)

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IMF 'structural adjustment programs', which mandated austerity in order to pay back the banks, thereafter proliferated around the world.

The Disruption (1) default author
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IMF 'structural adjustment programs', which mandated austerity in order to pay back the banks, thereafter proliferated around the world.

—p.19 The Disruption (1) default author
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(noun) a ceremonial feast of the American Indians of the northwest coast marked by the host's lavish distribution of gifts or sometimes destruction of property to demonstrate wealth and generosity with the expectation of eventual reciprocation / (noun) a social event or celebration / (verb) to give (as a gift) especially with the expectation of a gift in return / (verb) to hold or give a potlatch for (as a tribe or group) / (verb) to hold or give a potlatch

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What anthropologists refer to as the 'potlach' in non-capitalist societies, for example, confers prestige on those who give away, renounce or in some instances even outright destroy, through elaborate ceremonies, the material possessions they have accumulated

Capital Assembled (40) default author
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7 months, 2 weeks ago

What anthropologists refer to as the 'potlach' in non-capitalist societies, for example, confers prestige on those who give away, renounce or in some instances even outright destroy, through elaborate ceremonies, the material possessions they have accumulated

—p.44 Capital Assembled (40) default author
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(in the context of capitalist crisis) avoiding the low-growth phase problem by exporting manufacturing to places with cheaper labour, thereby raising profits for a while

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The primary objective is to overcome any possible blockage to the free circulation of capital across the world market. This opens up the possibility of cascading 'spatial fixes' to the capital surplus absorption problem.

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The primary objective is to overcome any possible blockage to the free circulation of capital across the world market. This opens up the possibility of cascading 'spatial fixes' to the capital surplus absorption problem.

—p.50 Capital Assembled (40) default author
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pertaining to Karl Marx and ideas he explicitly explored in his writings; differs from Marxist in that the latter includes ideas developed by others in the same vein of thought

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the class struggle between capital and labour typically privileged in Marxian theory

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the class struggle between capital and labour typically privileged in Marxian theory

—p.56 Capital Assembled (40) default author
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a economic theory relating to the origin of capital (Adam Smith saw it as a peaceful process with natural imbalances in wealth distribution; Karl Marx saw it as a violent enclosure of the commons etc etc)

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Marx's account of so-called 'primitive accumulation' may be overdramatised and oversimpified but its essential truth is undeniable. Somehow or other the mass of a population has been put in a position of having to work for capital in order to live.

Capital Goes to Work (58) default author
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Marx's account of so-called 'primitive accumulation' may be overdramatised and oversimpified but its essential truth is undeniable. Somehow or other the mass of a population has been put in a position of having to work for capital in order to live.

—p.58 Capital Goes to Work (58) default author
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among other things

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The state becomes involved, inter alia, when it comes to immigration and labour laws

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The state becomes involved, inter alia, when it comes to immigration and labour laws

—p.59 Capital Goes to Work (58) default author
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a proposed economic phenomenon whereby profits decrease over time (as monopolistic forces decline), in a cycle; phases: expansion, stagnation, and recession

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it has long been argued that there are so-called 'long waves' or 'Kondratieff cycles' lasting on average fifty years in capitalist developmental history based upon tehcnological innovations

he thinks the theory is incomplete (doesn't account for cultural/organisational shifts?)

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it has long been argued that there are so-called 'long waves' or 'Kondratieff cycles' lasting on average fifty years in capitalist developmental history based upon tehcnological innovations

he thinks the theory is incomplete (doesn't account for cultural/organisational shifts?)

—p.96 Creative Destruction on the Land (84) default author
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7 months, 2 weeks ago

(adjective) affording a general view of a whole / (adjective) manifesting or characterized by comprehensiveness or breadth of view / (adjective) presenting or taking the same or common view

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A synoptic view of the current crisis would say

Capital Goes to Market (106) default author
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7 months, 2 weeks ago

A synoptic view of the current crisis would say

—p.118 Capital Goes to Market (106) default author
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(noun) a detached living portion of a plant (as a bud or shoot) joined to a stock in grafting and usually supplying solely aerial parts to a graft / (noun) descendant child / (noun) a descendant of a wealthy, aristocratic, or influential family / (noun) heir

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many of whom, like the Rockefeller brothers, were scions of the capitalist class

Capital Evolves (119) default author
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many of whom, like the Rockefeller brothers, were scions of the capitalist class

—p.130 Capital Evolves (119) default author
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