“Karl Marx still haunts capitalism”

I think since 2008 capitalism is once again felt as in the first line of the Communist Manifesto a Spectre is haunting Europe capitalism is haunted by the possibility of a different mode of production and to me this is what makes mark Marx is incredibly relevant to us historically Continue Reading

Class 09 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

So far in this rather long and fairly complicated chapter on machinery, I suggested you might want to keep in mind two things; one is those conceptual elements in the footnote which bring together in some kind of ensemble the idea of technology, relation to nature, the processes of production, Continue Reading

Class 06 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» NEIL SMITH: One of the striking things for me always about that chapter was the extraordinarily precise mathematical logic of it. I mean, it comes closest to a mathematical dialectic. And sometimes that ability and that way of working is why Marx gets tagged as in some ways as Continue Reading

Class 01 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» NEIL SMITH: Well, you’re in for a treat today. We’re going to be talking with David Harvey on the lectures that he’s been giving now for almost forty years, I think, on Capital. My name is Neil Smith. I teach in Anthropology and Geography at the City University of Continue Reading

Class 12 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» NEIL SMITH: Brings me back to your your point earlier about the the last chapters in Capital. There’s the primitive accumulation chapter of course, but I was thinking as much about the chapter on colonies and Wakefield, and the sense of you get from Marx’s critique of Wakefield which Continue Reading

Class 07 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

I think you see how, concepts that are launched at one point in the text then actually become the simple basis for an advance of an argument at a later point in the text. Now, if you remember, Marx starts off with a theory of the commodity. And so, the Continue Reading

Class 04 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

I think most of you probably found the three chapters this week easier reading than the three preceding chapters. At least I hope so. Because they’re much more straightforward and I think…targeted than what went on before. Because we’re seeing a macro-transition in the argument which, if you reflect back Continue Reading

Capitalism's Dirty Little Secret: Marx's Theory of Exploitation

welcome everybody to today's episode of democratic socialism 101 today's video I'm gonna spill all the tea not the coffee never spill the coffee I'm gonna spill the dirty little secret of the capitalist mode of production and it's gonna go a long way to explaining a lot of things Continue Reading

Immanuel Ness : Global Capitalism and Political Economy of Contemporary International Migration

first of all if anyone doesn't understand me please stop I have an American accent and I speak too quickly please also they declare for least oh I most wanted to thank the organizers that the talktime is to the Social Sciences Center as well as the labor resources department Continue Reading

Bob Avakian, "What is capitalism?" (part 1 of 3)