In his latest study, The Decline and Fall of Sloanism, C4SS Reseach Associate Kevin Carson shows that the current economic crisis is not a cyclical downturn but a permanent structural shift — away from state-subsidized Sloanist mass production and toward an economy of relocalized manufacturing as well as increasing self-emplyment and participation in the “informal” sector of the economy.
I. Babylon is Fallen
Resumption of the Crisis of Overaccumulation
Resource crises (Peak Oil)
Fiscal Crisis of the State
Decay of the Cultural Pseudomorph
(Failed) Attempts to Counteract the Crisis of Value with Enclosure of the Digital Commons
II. Relocalized Manufacturing