What Are the Economics of the Creative Economy?

– My name is Chase Robinson, I’m the Interim President of the Graduate Center, and I’d like to welcome you to what promises to be an illuminating evening, this semester’s second major event in our year-long exploration of New York’s creative economy. Now, as many of you know, the Graduate Continue Reading

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: The Conditions of Labor in China

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. Let us look at the labor question because this is a question for capital but I think from the standpoint Continue Reading

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Accumulation by Dispossession

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. Recall a seminar some time ago I was involved in with my good friend Giovanni Arrighi and we were talking Continue Reading

Neoliberalism: WTF? Neoliberal Capitalism from Ronald Reagan to the Gig Economy | Tom Nicholas

Hi, my name’s Tom. Welcome back to my channel and to another episode of What the Theory, my ongoing series of accessible introductions to key theories in cultural studies and the wider humanities. Today, we’re taking a look at neoliberalism. See, I’m aware that I use the term neoliberalism (or, Continue Reading

David Harvey’s Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: The Value of Everything

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. It’s very easy when we start to think about the economic situation to get very pessimistic to get overwhelmed, as Continue Reading

Class 03 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» NEIL SMITH: So. Money makes the world go round they say. » DAVID HARVEY: Yes. It’s so fascinating- money. We all use it, we all worry about it, we all spend an enormous amount of our time getting it. But if you ask anybody the question: “What is money?”, Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Geopolitics of Capitalism [Clip]

Giovanni Arrighi had an interesting kind of theoretical argument. He said, you know, capital reaches a point where actually it’s got real difficulties of expansion in its production form. And it’s commodity form is kind of getting very sluggish. So, when that happens, there’s likely to be a push to Continue Reading

Class 11 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» SMITH: It seems to me that Chapter Ten begins to raise the question of the historical context and the historical specificity of capitalism, around the working-day in Chapter Ten, but in the context of machinery, in the context of labor in the context of the relation to nature and Continue Reading

Class 02 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» NEIL SMITH: What I remember from those days is how textual the discussion was. And my sense from talking with students here is that while that’s still a core of what you’re trying to do with the book, that the way you’re teaching it has really evolved and changed Continue Reading