Extracts From The Counsel of Spent

Drawing upon the divagating adventures of the fondly missed Inventory journal (1995-2005), Inventory have authored a new book in a series commissioned by Nina Power for Book Works. We have taken the opportunity to preview this cavalier text that traverses the cosmological scale and the anxieties of everyday survival under latest capitalism.

Designing Politics: God of Money

Illustration from God of Money

Visually retold for the contemporary reader, Karl Marx's famous words on money are particularly apt for the world we live in.


A presentation by Gita Wolf at Anagram Books, Saturday 8pm October 21st, Berlin. Hosted by Mute magazine http://linkme2.net/ws

Anagram Books, Lausitzer Str. 35, 10999 Berlin.

Cashless economy

November 2011, FT.  Paypoint, a processor of electronic card transactions using terminals  in neighbourhood shops, is expected to win a UK government contract to administer welfare benefit payments, previously handled by the all-but-defunct Post Office.  Is it too soon to imagine the potential for an all-'smart' card benefit system, allowing monitoring of claimants' purchases or restriction to an approved list of products, as with the vouchers that replace cash for asylum applicants?  (Micro-control of low-income lifestyles

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