2021 German elections: Merkel’s legacy

27 September, 2021 · Germany

Scholz (SPD), Baerbock (Greens) and Lindner (FDP) probable members of a coalition government after this German elections 2021.
Scholz (SPD), Baerbock (Greens) and Lindner (FDP) probable members of a coalition government after this German elections 2021.

The 2021 German elections tested Merkel’s strategy to revamp the political apparatus, to contain the revolt of the angry petty bourgeoisie which had uplifted the far-right (AfD) but also to prepare the apparatus to promote the Green Deal and a strengthened EU centralized around the interests of German capital.

The end of the centrality of work?

24 September, 2021 · Morality

Shift change in a Cambodian factory
Shift change in a Cambodian factory

After the pandemic confinements and the sharp rise in unemployment throughout 2020, the rebound in U.S. hires was accompanied for workers by inflation above wage hikes and reductions in working hours. Meanwhile, the corporate petty bourgeoisie was reluctant to move back to the office and less than 20% of the corporate bourgeoisie was considering a return to business as usual. Now they are dumping on us a “new” moral discourse on work: they tell us that the former discourse wasn’t so important after all, that the centrality of work was a reactionary illusion.

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