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iCapitalism and the Cybertariat Contradictions of the Digital Economy

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Original languageEnglish
JournalMonthly Review
Volume66
Issue8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

Abstract

We have now entered a period…when new waves of commodification set in motion in earlier periods are reaching maturity. The new commodities have been generated by drawing into the market even more aspects of life that were previously outside the money economy, or at least that part of it that generates a profit for capitalists. Several such fields of accumulation have now emerged, each with a different method of commodity genesis, forming the basis of new economic sectors and exerting distinctive impacts on daily life, including labor and consumption

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