Hi! Welcome to Spokedark’s knowledge clip. The topic of today is capitalism. When it comes to capitalism, many people might disapprove, feel disgust , be grossed out, ew! How greedy! It turns people into zombies. Nothing but desire in their minds. The world is taken over by those selfish capitalists. How dangerous it is! Never…Read More ทุนนิยมคืออะไร? | What is Capitalism?
Modern capitalism can’t seem to get enough of economic growth. Capitalists, workers and the unemployed all say that they need it. Politicians pledge their commitment to it. And the experts… claim they know how to achieve it. Yet over the past fifty years, global economic growth has slowed down dramatically, including in the US and…Read More Can Capitalists Afford Economic Growth?
This is David Harvey, and you’re listening to the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, a podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. This podcast is made possible by Democracy at Work. I want now to talk more about the state of our current economy, but to do it against the background of this relationship, which I…Read More Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: The State of the US & Chinese Economies
Hello and welcome in De Dicto! For this sixth episode, we continue our way through the great books of philosophy and social and human sciences of political theory. For this sixth episode, a great big book and in many ways imagine a world without Marx and without The Communist Manifesto without Marx and Engels eh!…Read More Marx, Engels – Manifeste du parti communiste – De Dicto #6
This is David Harvey and you’re listening to the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, a podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. This podcast is made possible by Democracy at Work. I had mentioned that one of the delightful things to do with Marx is to riff on some of his ideas in contemporary circumstances and…Read More Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Erosion of Consumer Choices
Hi Alex here. What is natural capitalism? It is a way of doing business that recognizes the value of natural and human resources and life supporting ecological services. Here is a story to illustrate. In the nineteen fifties in the Atlantic Northwest, equipment and technology made it possible to fish cod faster than the fish…Read More Natural Capitalism (taking natural capital into account)
Capitalism is a remarkable system. On the one hand, it produces remarkable wealth and fantastic technologies by which to create more wealth. And on the other hand, it creates new forms of depravity, humiliation, poverty, hopelessness. So hopelessness and poverty and iPhones, being created by the same production line, that’s capitalism. It’s a system that…Read More Capitalism in Crisis | Yanis Varoufakis
Michael: What do people commonly misunderstand about capitalism in the past 200 years of economic history? Deirdre: Well, it’s in the very word. Both the left and the right think that capitalism has to do mainly with the accumulation of capital, so piling brick on brick and bachelor’s degree on bachelor’s degree. And it’s true…Read More Deirdre McCloskey: What are the biggest misunderstandings about capitalism? | VIEWPOINT
Welcome, friends, to another editor of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives: jobs, incomes, debts—our own, our children’s. I’m your host, Richard Wolff. I’m going to continue today with a program that we have been developing over the last several months in which basic issues that you’re concerned…Read More Economic Update: Socialism & Worker Co-Ops
I sometimes wonder if the average person in Revolutionary France, or in the early USSR, or in the dying days of the Roman Empire, had any idea that they were living in such exciting times. Every ideology in human history, has had that moment, when it all falls apart. And every fall in human history,…Read More Why Capitalism Will Collapse or Capitalism – A Eulogy