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Money, credit and finance in The Arcades Project

Estrada, Fernando (2010): Money, credit and finance in The Arcades Project. Published in: Social Science Research Network (2013)

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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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