Marx defined productive labor as that which produces surplus value. Under these conditions, laborers whose work does not produce surplus value for a capitalist are not exploited in any technical sense. Not so much Marx’s error, but that of whose who claim his legacy, is to conflate the realization of value with the production of […]

This article was originally published at 4th Media.  While the United States is busy plotting the downfall of various anti-hegemonic regimes in the global south, it has also been pursuing another strategy to stave off crisis and possible loss of global supremacy: fusion technology, the ‘holy grail’ of energy. Unlike fission, in which heavy atoms […]