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New in Books & Ideas
Activism in the Age of Financialization

In a new review in Books & Ideas, Jacob Hamburger discusses Rated Agency: Investee Politics in a Speculative Age by Michel Feher. Click here to learn more about the book. Click here to read the full review.An excerpt appears below:

“A new book by the philosopher Michel Feher takes on the crucial task of imagining a politics capable of responding to the dominance of finance. Feher’s project focuses on a major consequence of the neoliberal turn: the centrality of speculative investment in the contemporary economy. Though this “financialization” was not an intended result of the architects of neoliberalism, it has had a profound impact on the scope of political possibilities today. And despite the formidable constraints a financialized economy places on the democratic left, Feher believes it is possible to find within its logic the tools for social change.”