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…Read More Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman
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…Read More How Do North Koreans See America?
99, [grunt] 100. Hi, I’m an average person and I think economics are boring! Yes, yes, very boring, very boring indeed… Please, continue to find it boring. [Evil laughter] Looks like that guy doesn’t want you to know about Capitalism. I know what Capitalism is… It’s the economy. Actually, Capitalism is just one kind of…Read More What is Capitalism?
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…Read More Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Rate and Mass of Growth
hi this is a video in response to a conversation on Twitter but separate from it because that would be inserting the ‘race card’ upside down (bad comparison) because it (this poem) tackles all sorts, erm, comparing white supremacy to neoliberalism: basically it’s a defense of my worldview (!!) in some ways; but it’s separate…Read More The Cooperative Dairy
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…Read More Cornel West and Richard Wolff talk about Capitalism and White Supremacy
This is lecture 21, Contrast Capitalism and Communism What we’re going to do today is we are going to talk about two forms of economic systems that you are responsible for: Capitalism and communism, and their impact on the world today. Especially in the United States and China. The first thing we are going to…Read More #21 Capitalism and Communism
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.…Read More Greed, Over-consumption Not Products of Capitalism
“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…Read More As the Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Richer
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…Read More What America gets wrong about China and the rest of Asia | David Kang