capitalism

Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

I’d like to start with a simple question: Why do the poor make so many poor decisions? I know it’s a harsh question, but take a look at the data. The poor borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less, drink more and eat less healthfully. Why? Well, the standard explanation was once summed up…

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How Do North Koreans See America? How Do North Koreans See America?

With a closed media and a fierce propaganda program, North Korea might be considered to be a nation gripped in fear of the outside world. But what do these people think about the outside world, and in particular the USA? Relations have been tense between the two nations since the ceasefire of the Korean War…

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Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Rate and Mass of Growth Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Rate and Mass of 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. The first time I taught Marx’s Capital was back around 1970, and I taught it every year after that for many many years, but I…

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Cornel West and Richard Wolff talk about Capitalism and White Supremacy Cornel West and Richard Wolff talk about Capitalism and White Supremacy

Hi I’m Laura Flanders. Today on the show, a conversation about capitalism and white supremacy with two brilliant minds. Dr Cornel West and Professor Rick Wolff and later we hear about one small business that’s operating under a different economic paradigm. All that and a few words from me on who’s on the hook for…

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Greed, Over-consumption Not Products of Capitalism Greed, Over-consumption Not Products of Capitalism

Recently, a respected colleague noted that the “capitalistic goal of accumulation, consumption, and collecting” is responsible for a collective mindset in Americans that “I consume, therefore I am” and “more is better.” He passionately feels the “more is better capitalistic mentality” assures a predictable future of dwindling resources. He is not alone in his views.…

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As the Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Richer As the Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Richer

“The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.” “The top one per cent of people on the planet have half the wealth.” “Western corporations are plundering developing countries.” “Capitalism is on its last legs.” Really? The truth is that global inequality is tumbling. Yes, the rich are getting richer—but the poor are…

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What America gets wrong about China and the rest of Asia | David Kang What America gets wrong about China and the rest of Asia | David Kang

We instinctively use the lessons of European history to explain Asia’s future, and it is incredibly difficult to make the argument that we should look at Asia’s history if we want to understand where Asia is going to go in the future. The most common way that we think about power transitions in international relations…

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