Norbert Trenkle

Workout. The Crisis of Labor and the Limits of Capitalist Society - Norbert Trenkle

Keynote lecture given by Norbert Trenkle of Krisis Group on the topic of "the future of work".

Climate Crisis and Social Transformation in the Age of Corona - Norbert Trenkle

Text from Norbert Trenkle of Krisis Group examining the corona crisis in relation to the climate crisis and capitalist value production.

Marxism and the Critique of Value

Collection of works from German-language school of Marxian critical theory known as Wertkritik, also translated as value-critique or critique of value.

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.