Vectoral Alibi?

In class at EGS this summer, Michael Hardt suggested that the capital at stake appears to be as important as the content it produces — not only for the owners of capital, but for its consumers as well. While he was discussing Hollywood at the time and its production of mystique and spectacle, the same can certainly be said for the world of professional sport. The consumers of professional sport are on intimate terms with player wages, stadium construction costs, league economics (salary caps, luxury taxes, revenue sharing), econometric techniques for cost assessment, media and sponsorship deals, and more.

Is this a symptom of the passage to vectoralism?

Does the "visibility" of capital obscure the stocks and flows of the vectoral?

If so, does it therefore imply that capital becomes the alibi for the vectoral order and its particular repressive logic?


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