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The contemporary economic environment of neoliberalism is a complex, self-organizing system perpetually on the edge of chaos. Economic actors are at the mercy of nonlinear processes beyond their ken and control. This remands decision to an “infra-individual” domain that is complex in its own right,, composed of contrasting tendencies in a nonconscious struggle to express themselves. This infra-individual (“dividual”) level is in complex interaction with emergent effects on the transindividual scale of the economy as an open whole. Unsettlingly, affect becomes part of the economic infrastructure. The usual response to this problem is to instill what Niklas Luhmann calls “system...

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