So this is a course in Marxian theory. And I want to lay out for you a little bit about who I am, and how this is going to be organized. It’s going to be quite intensive. I have four weeks, every Monday, for two hours for four weeks to present a kind of condensed,…Read More “Intro to Marxian Economics” 1 (1of6) – Richard D Wolff
This question comes to us from Dustin James. He submitted this to us on the Ask Prof Wolff section of rdwolff.com, and here’s his question: are there any sources of value that a capitalist can exploit that don’t rely on labor? This is really interesting because it’s a question about Marxist theory that’s very fundamental,…Read More AskProfWolff: Are there sources of value that a capitalist can exploit that don’t rely on labor?
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…Read More Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Alienation – Part 1
Prof: Okay, let’s go to work. Violating the syllabus, I’ve re-titled today’s discussion “From Marxist Historicism to Howard Head’s Tennis Racquet,” and let’s begin with Howard Head’s tennis racquet. Howard Head was an alum of Harvard College, a bright guy, and a not very good airframe engineer. He was a second-class designer of the details…Read More 4. Karl Marx, Joseph Schumpeter, and an Economic System Incapable of Coming to Rest
One day the people of Paris decided to stop work, build barricades and overthrow the government. That’s what we call a revolution. I’m Paul Mason and in this episode we’ll look at … … what Karl Marx learned from two revolutions happening here in Paris. In 1848 the French monarchy was overthrown. Within days the…Read More K is for Karl – Revolution (Episode 3)
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…Read More AskProfWolff Is religion an opium of the people?
When you hear that opening to the 1980 Dolly Parton hit, you naturally start preparing yourself for what’s coming next – ♪ Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living ♪ ♪ Barely getting by, it’s all taking and no giving ♪ That may seem like a weird characterization of an Academy…Read More The Very Radical Politics Of Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’
As can be expected from opposing political ideologies, the way antisemitism is expressed in the contemporary Far-left, is different from the way it is expressed in the Far-right. This stems in part from the different historical developments of this phenomenon in each sphere and from the fact that as opposed to the anti-democratic and blatantly…Read More Antisemitism in the Far-Left
Hey,why are you looking here? Why are we still here? Just to suffer? watermelon ((end of the normal laughs)) (ouch) HELLO IS IT ME YOU’RE LOOKING FOR oh yea i pause for a bit incase you want the sounds aHAHahHAHha- cough i’m out of ideas oh whats your favorite villain? mines 02 and star dream…Read More Marx’s laughs (but at high quality)