Future Options – Reflections on the temporality of indebtedness

By Jeppe Groot   Evoking images of turn-of-the-century Fordian assembly lines and prototypical caricatures of ‘the capitalist’ à la Scrooge McDuck or Montgomery Burns, the cliché drenched adage ‘Time is money” is an ingrained component in our understanding of capitalism. It is usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin who penned it in 1748 in the very […]

How we try to measure the immeasurable

By Thomas Weppler   Introduction Today we measure the progress of our society in Gross domestic product (GDP). This system is known to have a lot of flaws, and I will describe some of the main flaws in this essay. However it has been very difficult to replace this system. For this reason effectively measuring […]

Is Bitcoin a Weapon? – The Modern Monetary System on The Edge

By Julia Bory   Bitcoin is at the forefront of advancing this ordering logic, updating the economic system for our new control society. (Quinn DuPont, 2014) There is no need to fear or hope [mechanisms of control], but only to look for new weapons (Gilles Deleuze, 1992) Introduction The Bitcoin is an electronic cash system […]

Musicians of the Future – On the Logic of Finance

By Mads Mørk From a rally for debt activists in a New York City Park, A. Ross recounts a story: “A fellow activist reminded us of an even more harrowing predicament: she had contracted a life-threatening ailment, and the bitter prospect of dying young was sharpened by the knowledge that her low-income parents would inherit […]

Plato and banks – Moving along the line and out of the cave

By Jeppe Lykke Aarup    Introduction Private commercial banks are a major part of many people’s everyday lives as the banks are an integral part of the monetary system. Private banks make economic transactions convenient and manageable through for example credit cards and ATMs, thus always making money available for the consumer either in electronic form […]

The End of History – og lidt om Parkinsons Love og Huntingtons perspektiv

Af Peter Wieth, cand.polit og underviser på HA(fil.)   Indledning ”The End of History” fra 1990 er sammenfatningen af Fukuyama’s fascinerende tanker om det liberale demokrati som en styreform, der er andre samfundsordninger overlegen både etisk og økonomisk og den ”naturlige langsigttilstand” for verdenssamfundet. Umiddelbart en fantastisk tanke. Næsten for god til at være sand […]

Retfærdighedens dimensioner – Hvorfor vi har brug for historien

Af Rasmus Ulstrup Larsen – Stud.Cand.merc(phil.) Rawls viderefører i sin teori om retfærdighed Kants etik, men gør denne etik til en politisk filosofi. Rawls teori om retfærdighed løber derfor ind i de samme fordele og ulemper som Kants etik, for så vidt at Rawls politiske filosofi ikke kan inddrages i den politiske konteksts forhold om […]