The first volume of Capital focuses on production and labour. In its famous opening chapters Marx discusses the commodity as the conjuror of both. Since Marx’s time, a series of developments in the rationalization of production and the expansion of labour beyond employment, have occurred—from Taylorism to Fordism, and from immaterial labour to automation. But the commodity, as it appears in the market today, relies on consumption driven by debt. The consumer, paying with a credit card for a commodity produced overseas, is divorced from the producer as he is from their labour—there is no more potential for political solidarity. In this situation, managerial ingenuity to make commodities affordable for the same workers who make them, or to offer salaries that are fair enough for the workers to have buying power in the market, is obsolete. The Fordist equilibrium of worker/consumer unravels, and we are left with alienation between the two functions as separate entities. The worker is still subjected to the alienation that Marx describes, but so does the consumer. For its indebtedness is a resource for finance, which is simply put—a speculating on debt. Therefore, the commodity converges both production as labour as well as consumption as debt. The later, puts the point of realisation, not as an end point in the life of commodities, but as a resource for other markets that can financialize the debt that is incurred during the purchase of the commodity. In this sense, the commodity is the material manifestation of both labour and debt. It is a negative space that plasticizes debt, and as such has the political function of putting on hold power relations between debtor and indebted. The revolutionary scenario of pressures and demands at the point of productive labor (factory), has shifted to surplus revolts expressing pressures and demands at the point of consumptive realization (the market) and circulation (as debt in the hands of finance). Parallel to the defeat of productive labour the commodity has brought the political antagonism at the heart of capital to the point of realisation and circulation—tenant unions, anti-gentrification groups, consumer boycotts, etc.