A CasP Model of the Stock Market

A CasP Model of the Stock Market
Bichler, Shimshon and Nitzan, Jonathan. (2016). Working Papers on Capital as Power. No. 2016/07. November. pp. 1-36. (Article - Working Paper; English).


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Most explanations of stock market booms and busts are based on contrasting the underlying ‘fundamental’ logic of the economy with the exogenous, non-economic factors that presumably distort it. Our paper offers a radically different model, examining the stock market not from the mechanical viewpoint of a distorted economy, but from the dialectical perspective of capitalized power. The model demonstrates that (1) the valuation of equities represents capitalized power; (2) capitalized power is dialectically intertwined with systemic fear; and (3) systemic fear and capitalized power are mediated through strategic sabotage. This triangular model, we posit, can offer a basis for examining the asymptotes, or limits, of capitalized power and the ways in which these asymptotes relate to the historical and ongoing transformation of the capitalist mode of power.



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Article - Working Paper


capital as power crisis mismatch thesis stock market strategic sabotage systemic fear valuation


BN Money & Finance
BN Power
BN Policy
BN Region - North America
BN Resistance
BN Value & Price
BN Business Enterprise
BN Capital & Accumulation
BN Civilization & Social Systems
BN Class
BN Conflict & Violence
BN Crisis
BN Distribution
BN Institutions

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Jonathan Nitzan

Date Deposited

07 Nov 2016 03:33

Last Modified

10 Nov 2016 23:52



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