Capital

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Alienation – Part 2 Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Alienation – Part 2

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. So last week I was talking about alienation in the labor process, and the extension of that alienation given contemporary transformations in divisions of labor,…

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Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Alienation – Part 1 Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Alienation – Part 1

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. So for this week’s topic I want to take up the question of alienation. Now, alienation is a concept that has a somewhat checkered history…

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AskProfWolff  Is religion an opium of the people? AskProfWolff Is religion an opium of the people?

This is a response to G. McNamara, who writes and asks me, “Is religion the opium of the people? Is it a barrier to worker solidarity and cooperation?” You know, this question arises often, and it’s an important one. It has to do with how people influenced by the Marxian tradition look upon that famous…

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Class 08 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey Class 08 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» Neil Smith: My recollection was that the Asian economic crisis, which is called an Asian economic crisis even though Russia and Brazil were the largest economies hammered by it, that [at] exactly that moment a lot of the discussion of Marx in those places dried out precisely because they would have to start to…

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Class 05 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey Class 05 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

(intro music) Okay, so, I thought we would maybe just start off this week with a résumé of the story so far and the paper I’ve handed out. But, I just want to go over it because I think it demonstrates the sort of interesting way in which Marx constructs his argument and tells us…

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Class 13 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey Class 13 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» SMITH: What’s very clear, I think, from the text is that, from that chapter onward the analysis becomes much more historical, rooting the dynamics, that he’s still working out analytically, it’s become an historical text already by chapter 25. The history now comes to abet the analysis after chapter 25. » HARVEY: I read…

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Class 10 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey Class 10 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

We’ve spent a large chunk of time, and Marx has spent many pages, reflecting on the nature of surplus-value and the two kinds of surplus-value: ‘absolute’, which arises from extending the length of the working-day and ‘relative’, which arises out of increases in productivity which are given either by organizational transformations in cooperation of division…

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