Cultures of Financialization out in paperback

Excerpts and radio interviews on the occasion of the paperback edition of my book on “Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life”

Coming of Age in the Financialized Pokéconomy

In recognition of the Pokémon franchise with the release of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, I thought I’d share “Play: Coming of Age in the Speculative Pokéconomy,” a chapter from my 2014 book Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life.

In Wasafiri and Public Books, Interviews with Hari Kunzru

The journal Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing and the innovative new website Public Books have published different “cuts” my interview with the acclaimed novelist, essayist and literary activist Hari Kunzru. I have long been a fan of Kunzru’s work and was delighted to have the opportunity to sit down with him in the autumn of 2012…

“Financial Totalitarianism” in Truth-Out [plus video]

Truth-out has published an article where I try and lay out, in as plain terms as possible, the idea of “financialization” as a form of totalitarianism that works on the economic, political, social and cultural levels. Check it out: Or, you can watch it as a video essay at And also this interview…