Norbert Trenkle

The crisis of abstract labor is the crisis of capitalism - Norbert Trenkle

Norbert Trenkle of the Krisis Group discusses the crisis of abstract labor in which “capitalism now only functions as a gigantic machine for exclusion and marginalization”, characterized by overaccumulation, the resort to fictitious capital in order to valorize capital and “the total diffusion of abstract labor throughout all of life”, resulting in “the brutalization of individual competition, the exacerbation of sexist and racist violence, the spread of nationalist and ethnic identity politics and the growth of religious sects and mafia gangs”, phenomena that “constitute extensions of the dominant, exclusionary and destructive effects of capitalist logic under crisis conditions”.

Presenting the Krisis Group's Manifesto against Labor - Norbert Trenkle

German author Norbert Trenkle's 2001 discussion of the Krisis Group's Manifesto against Labor, summarizing its main points and providing a brief account of the history and origins of the Krisis Group.