David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles

David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles

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The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles look at capitalism through a Marxist lens. Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc


Alienation - Part 2
Oct 3 • 27 min
In this part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of the alienation of labor and capital.
Alienation - Part 1
Sep 20 • 24 min
Prof. Harvey talks about alienation of labor and capital and their relevance in helping us understand the relationships between politics and the economy.
The State of the US and Chinese Economies
Aug 29 • 26 min
Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of rate and mass of surplus value. He argues that the emergence of the Equalization of the Rate of Profit (ERP) in the 1980s has been responsible for the transfer of value from labor-intensive to capital-intensive…
Rate vs. Mass of Surplus Value
Aug 15 • 25 min
Prof. Harvey talks about the rate and mass of surplus-value and explores why capital is more interested in the mass of surplus-value.that. It is in fact, the mass that gives capitalists wealth and power.
The Plastics Industry
Aug 1 • 24 min
Prof. Harvey talks about the Plastics industry, its impact on the environment, and how the forces of capital accumulation work hard to keep plastics in use.
CO2 Emissions and Climate Change
Jul 18 • 26 min
A study from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed an unprecedented increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Prof. Harvey discusses the implications of the study, what the results mean to our environment and how and why capital…
Production and Realization
Jun 20 • 25 min
Prof. Harvey answers the question of production and realization as it relates to today’s economy and job market and the contemporary composition of the working class.
What is to be done? Who is going to do it and where?
Jun 6 • 24 min
Prof. Harvey talks about what is needed to move beyond capitalism, what are the crucial aspects of the social struggle that will take place in the coming years.
Accumulation by Dispossession
May 23 • 22 min
Prof. Harvey argues that contemporary capitalism is heavily inflected towards accumulation by dispossession as opposed to accumulation through exploitation of living labor in production. Large capital takes over smaller capital and in the end you get a…
Primitive or Original Accumulation
May 9 • 22 min
Prof. Harvey talks about how capital came to power, the brutality and the violence with which capital came to be, and what it is.
Erosion of Consumer Choices
Apr 25 • 24 min
Prof. Harvey discusses Marx’s theory of Capital and its relevance today. Consumers have less and less autonomy. Their choices, even how they will spend their leisure time, are increasingly influenced by capitalists.
Rate and Mass of Growth
Apr 11 • 27 min
Prof. Harvey talks about rate of growth vs. mass of growth, and argues that the latter, often ignored, is actually more significant and deserves careful consideration and analysis.
Social Media and the Internet as a Powerful Organizing Tool - Part 2
Mar 28 • 29 min
In part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues the interview with Chris Caruso, Director of Education at The People’s Forum. Chris is popular educator, community organizer, and educational technologist. He has been active for over 30 years in the movement to end…
Social Media and the Internet as a Powerful Organizing Tool - Part 1
Mar 14 • 30 min
Prof. Harvey is joined by Chris Caruso, Director of Education at The People’s Forum. Chris is popular educator, community organizer, and educational technologist. He has been active for over 30 years in the movement to end poverty, led by the poor. In…
The Geopolitics of Capitalism - Part 2
Feb 28 • 29 min
Part 2 of 2 Prof. Harvey explores the geographical movement of capital over time and how it has shaped power relations.
The Geopolitics of Capitalism - Part 1 of 2
Feb 14 • 28 min
Prof. Harvey explores the geographical movement of capital over time and how it has shaped power relations.
The Conditions of Labor in China
Jan 31 • 35 min
Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of the exponential growth of the Chinese economy and particularly its effect on the labor force.
The significance of China in the Global Economy
Jan 17 • 44 min
The Chinese economy is now the 2nd largest in the world. Prof. Harvey argues that China’s expansion saved capitalism after the 2008 crash.
Does Socialism Affect Freedom?
Jan 3 • 25 min
Does socialism require the surrender of individual freedom? The realm of freedom begins when the realm of necessity is left behind. Is freedom of the market real freedom? And what about justice? Prof. Harvey tries to answer these questions and more.
The Value of Everything
Dec 13, 2018 • 25 min
Prof. Harvey talks about Mariana Mazzucato’s new book “The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy.”
The Brazilian Elections
Nov 29, 2018 • 30 min
Prof. Harvey talks about the recent Brazilian elections and the growing alliance between Neo-liberalism and Right-Wing Populism.
The Financialization of Power
Nov 15, 2018 • 19 min
Financial services become part of GDP in the 1970s and legitimize the power of financial institutions.
Contradictions of Neo-Liberalism
Nov 15, 2018 • 18 min
The crash of 2008 challenge Neo-Liberalism.
A brief history of Neo-Liberalism
Nov 12, 2018 • 19 min
Prof. David Harvey’s pilot episode. He provides a quick history of the rise and growth of Neo-Liberalism. Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc