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 Continue Reading

Has Capitalism Actually Been A Force For Good Globally? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Richard Wolff on the Auto Industry

Let me turn now to the automobile industry, a topic we return to often because so much of the last century of American history has been shaped around the private automobile. Let’s begin this way: the private car is the largest single cause of air pollution in our society. What Continue Reading

Economic Update: A Growing US Left [Trailer]

[WOLFF] The car companies used their profits early in the 40s and 50s to get rid of Street Railways. Even more efficient, it would be, to have public transportation. But we would have to defeat the profit-driven private car companies beyond what we have done so far. [BROOKS] There’s so Continue Reading

Richard Wolff and Michael Brooks on the growing audience of left media and international news

[BROOKS] You know, anecdotally, so many people just tell me if I interact with the audience through social media, or they call the show, or I meet them at these live shows we do, there’s so many narratives that either go back to 2008 that that crisis hit them and Continue Reading

Socialism on the rise record bull market

♪♪ NEIL: ALL RIGHT. CAPITALISM MIGHT BE ON FIRE RIGHT NOW, BUT SOCIALISM IS IN THE LATEST POLL, THINK IT IS PRETTY GOOD, COMPARED TO JUST 18% IN 2010. CAPITALIST PIG HEDGE FUND YOU THINK?>>NO, NEIL, SOCIALISM IS WINNING, WINNING BY DEFAULT, NEIL, AMONGST ALL AMERICANS, ESPECIALLY AMONGST YOUNGER AMERICANS. Continue Reading

Let’s change the narrative of capitalism | Ken Barnes

What I hope people get from this book is a belief in the possibility that we can change the narrative. I say right at the end of the book that this book is not a manifesto for a movement; it’s a credo for a community of believers who are convinced Continue Reading

The Good & Bad of Capitalism | Ken Barnes

I’m not a career academic. I spent most of my life doing international business at a pretty high level all over the world. I wasn’t surprised by the financial crisis of 2008 because, while I have seen the positive effects of capitalism to create wealth and lift people out of Continue Reading

Economic Update: Virginia Elects a Socialist [Trailer]

It pays to spend billions because the rate of return on those billions, if you get your friendly politician into office, must be very high, to risk all of that you must get a really good return, which they do. He decided towards the tail end of the campaign that Continue Reading

AskProfWolff: What about the “conscious capitalism” movement?

This question comes to us from the Ask Prof. Wolff page of rdwolff.com that’s rdwolff with two Fs dot com. And this particular question comes from Bud Blumenthal, and here’s what Bud is asking: there’s a new kind of capitalism that’s getting a lot of attention. It’s called conscious capitalism, Continue Reading