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6 Time, Investment, and Decision

This chapter pursues the analysis of capitalist temporality. The rise of modern capitalism as accompanied by the emergence of a distinctive experience of time, one in which humanity sees itself as making its own temporality, understanding present practices as having emerged out of a past and as shaping a contingent future. Time becomes a practical question, and the present becomes a moment of decision.