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Fragments on black swan: money, credit and finance in The Arcades Project of Walter Benjamin

Estrada, Fernando (2010): Fragments on black swan: money, credit and finance in The Arcades Project of Walter Benjamin.

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to present a reading of The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin in the context of the financial crisis, in particular, reflect from a few fragments of Benjamin's work appear to lie around a Black Swan. The recovery of the fragments of The Arcades seems appropriate at a time when the financial crisis should be taught as a deeper crisis. Walter Benjamin is placed beyond its time, with a powerful sense of observation worthy of emulation analytical.

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