Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"Men more knowledgeable than I have explained very well the origin of what has come to pass: Exchange-value could have formed only as an agent of use-value, but its victory by force of its own arms has created the conditions for its autonomous rule. Mobilizing all human use and seizing the monopoly on satisfaction, it has ended up directing use. The process of exchange became identified with all possible use and has reduced it to its will. Exchange-value is the condottiere of use-value, which finishes by waging war for its own advantage...."
Guy Debord (tr.Brook)
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