Counterspeculation: Podcast, audio-tour and blog

A podcast, audio-tour and blog series about finance and the imagination, organized and curated by Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou in collaboration with the UCL Urban Lab


Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power

My book “Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons”, published in March 2014 by Zed Books and Fernwood Publishing

“Finance as Capital’s Imagination” published in Social Text

My article “Finance as Capital’s Imagination?: Reimagining Value and Culture in an Age of Fictitious Capital and Crisis” has been published in the journal Social Text (29.3/108, pp. 93-124.  You can find it here.  The abstract: This essay seeks to contribute to the theoretical groundwork for a cultural studies of finance by recasting a Marxist…

New polemic essay: Undead Ideologies: Necro-Neoliberalism, Necro-Keynesianism and the Radical Imagination

My new polemic essay, titled “Undead Ideologies: Necro-Neoliberalism, Necro-Keynesianism and the Radical Imagination” is now posted at Znet (  Here is the introductory paragraph: The 2008 financial crisis has left us bereft of any meaningful mainstream political imagination. Indeed, the political spectrum today appears like a preposterous zombie film, with undead ideologies shambling across the…