I’m a Realtor in the Florida Keys and have been here for 20 years. Whereas neoliberalism posited a market that was intrinsically ineffable and unknowable, each actor engaging on the premise of optimum stupidity and blindness as to the total, majestic logic of the market, now the market is understood, and formed, by means of information extraction. The more financial transactions are mediated by computing, the more flows of objects, items, bodies and companies may be tracked by sensors and chips, the extra surveillance cameras and government and company information produce digital information, and the extra of each day experience is recorded and accrued as data (cf Google Road View), the extra markets will be pro-actively anticipated, produced and formed. Reality itself is monopolised and commodified: becoming, in Polanyi’s terms, a fictitious commodity.
I did. I actually felt like my data of the Gainesville rental market was one thing that made me stand out from different brokers and realtors. I knew all features of the actual estate market in Gainesville, from dorms to residences to office space to restaurant space. I understood the totally different advantages and tradeoffs for business area close to Archer Highway as opposed to industrial area close to downtown Gainesville. I understood the foot visitors and drive by visitors. Additionally, as a result of I worked within the Trimark multifamily side, I have gained expertise not solely with industrial tenants, however with the industrial tenants’ clients as nicely. I understand the top users which might be focused by the commercial companies that we work with. I felt that my information may really be an asset to clients and to Trimark Properties, when they recruited me again.
So let’s stick with it with this hypothetical. Say we opened the floodgate of improvement. What sort of results could … Read More