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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles
30 minutes | 15 days ago
The U.S. Presidential Election
On this episode of David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof, Harvey presents his analysis of the 2020 U.S. elections.
38 minutes | a month ago
The Essence of a Capitalist Society
On this episode of David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof, Harvey argues that the transformation of the productive forces under capitalism require major adjustments in thinking. He believes that much can be learned from China and repurposed to gain a much more sophisticated understanding of how to manage capital in its dying days and work towards the creation of a communist future.
40 minutes | a month ago
Why Marx's Grundrisse is Relevant Today
On this episode of David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey discusses two important and somewhat contrasting passages of Marx's Grundrisse and the important insights about the present and future we can draw from them. While on the one hand Marx acknowledges that capital has had a civilizing influence, brought about innovations, it also is responsible for universal alienation, suicides, misery, inequality and capital accumulation.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Stock Market Booms While Americans Face Economic Disaster
On this episode of David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey talks about the economic uncertainty Americans are experiencing: job loss, indebtedness, inflation. The stock market is flourishing, but only the top 10-20% of the US population have investments and are benefitting from the boom. The majority of Americans are left with little to no support and very little access to food and basic services. Harvey predicts the situation will worsen in the next months. Washington's political gridlock means no real change can be expected.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Economic Uncertainty and Moral Imperative
On this first episode of Season 3, Prof. Harvey argues that the economic and social consequences of COVID-19 have most seriously impacted the bottom 10-20% of the population. The crises of housing, public health, education is further deepening the inequalities. He contends that a redistribution of wealth from the top 10-20% to the bottom 10-20% to improve basic living standards will be needed and is our moral imperative.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
The Working Person as Political Subject
On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey continues his analysis of this circulation of value-creating capacity within a capitalist system. He tackles the question of how political consciousness and political subjectivity emerge and form.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
The Buying and Selling of Labour Capacity
On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey looks at the ways in which the various processes at work within a capitalist mode of production intersect and interact with one another. In particular, he examines the circuit which delivers labor power to the capitalist producers who will use it to create a surplus value and generate profits.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
Race and Class
On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey talks about the integration of race and class. He argues that wealthy elites in the US have weaponized white racism to gain political power and amass excessive wealth. He believes we are living through a key moment in history where real change is possible. Integrating class and race will be an important and powerful driver of change.
37 minutes | 6 months ago
Pandemic, Protests and Economic Disaster
On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey talks about the recent events in Minneapolis, the assassination of George Floyd, the coronavirus and the fragile state of the US economy. What we have, her argues, is a collision of forces that require a response.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
The Evolutionary Concept of Totality - Part 2
In this part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues his talk about the totality of our capitalist economy. He contends that totality is not something that pre-exists, that can be uncovered through investigation. Rather it is something that is created through human activities and therefore is constantly evolving.
30 minutes | 7 months ago
The Evolutionary Concept of Totality
In this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the totality of our capitalist economy. He contends that totality is not something that pre-exists, that can be uncovered through investigation. Rather it is something that is created through human activities and therefore is constantly evolving.
28 minutes | 7 months ago
Revolutionary Transformation Requires a Collective Response
In this episode, Prof. Harvey argues that we cannot survive this viral crisis without a radical reconfiguration of the social and institutional arrangements. Any revolutionary transformation of society has to operate across all dimensions: technology, relation to nature, social relations, production apparatuses, social reproduction, institutional arrangements, State apparatuses and mental conceptions.
28 minutes | 8 months ago
Collective Form of Action
In this episode, Prof. Harvey argues that this crisis has afforded us an opportunity for significant change. With so many people out of work, freed up from producing wealth for the capitalist class, instead of hoping that things go back to normal, and people return to the low-paying, exploitative jobs, that we give serious thought to reorganizing our society and work to create something radically different.
9 minutes | 8 months ago
In this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the areas of economic and daily life affected and disrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak (tourism, film festivals, sporting events, educational and cultural institutions) and what this means for capital accumulation and consumerism, and the possibilities it offers for creating an alternative form of social and political life.
34 minutes | 8 months ago
Anti-Capitalist Politics in the time of Covid-19
In this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the factors and conditions that enables COVID-19 to become a pandemic and the ramifications for the economy and for social life.
20 minutes | 9 months ago
A brief history of Neo-Liberalism [Repeat]
Prof. David Harvey's pilot episode. He provides a quick history of the rise and growth of Neo-Liberalism.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
Human Life vs.Capital Accumulation
In this episode, Prof. Harvey explores what the continuity of endless capital accumulation means to the continuity of human life.
32 minutes | 10 months ago
How Capitalism Works
In this episode, Prof. Harvey breaks down how capitalism works and why it is important to examine the long-run evolution of capital and the long-run pressures placed on capital that inevitably make it unsustainable.
27 minutes | 10 months ago
Totality and Capital
In this episode, Prof. Harvey tackles the question of the relationship between cultural transformations and economic transformations and the roles technology and the nature play in relationship to our mental conceptions of the world.
30 minutes | a year ago
Culture and War
Prof. Harvey examines the role culture plays in war tactics. A vital part of Trump politics he contends has been to shift the way people think about their world; to transform cultural context of our societies.
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