Christian Marazzi was born in Lugano in 1951. An economist, he has taught at the universities of Padua, Lausanne and Geneva, and at the State University of New York. He is a professor in charge of social research at the Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI). He has conducted research at the Istituto ricerche economiche (IRE) of Lugano, and has been an active member of the commission of the French Ministry of Industry and Economics for the study of the monetary system, as well as collaborating with the Department of Social Works of Canton Ticino. Marazzi has written many books and essays on the transformations of post-Fordist production and processes of financialization. He works have been translated into many languages, and include: Il posto dei calzini (Casagrande-Bollati Boringhieri 1999), E il denaro va. Esodo e rivoluzione dei mercati finanziari (Bollati Boringhieri, 1998); Capitale e linguaggio. Ciclo e crisi della new economy (DeriveApprodi, 2002); Finanza bruciata (Casagrande, 2009); Il comunismo del capitale (Ombre Corte, 2010).