David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles

By David Harvey

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Jonny
 Feb 16, 2020
Awesome. Team up more often with Richard Wolff !!

J
 Aug 30, 2019
If you like this, look up "The Peoples Forum" to find his Capital essay. It has no thumbnail, and is very far down.


 May 2, 2019

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The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles look at capitalism through a Marxist lens. Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc

Episode Date
The Working Person as Political Subject
35:30

On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey continues his analysis of this circulation of value-creating capacity within a capitalist system. He tackles the question of how political consciousness and political subjectivity emerge and form.

Jul 23, 2020
The Buying and Selling of Labour Capacity
31:18

On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey looks at the ways in which the various processes at work within a capitalist mode of production intersect and interact with one another. In particular, he examines the circuit which delivers labor power to the capitalist producers who will use it to create a surplus value and generate profits. 

Jul 09, 2020
Race and Class
32:47

On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey talks about the integration of race and class. He argues that wealthy elites in the US have weaponized white racism to gain political power and amass excessive wealth. He believes we are living through a key moment in history where real change is possible. Integrating class and race will be an important and powerful driver of change.

Jun 25, 2020
Pandemic, Protests and Economic Disaster
37:04

On this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey  talks about the recent events in Minneapolis, the assassination of George Floyd, the coronavirus and the fragile state of the US economy. What we have, her argues, is a collision of forces that require a response.

Jun 11, 2020
The Evolutionary Concept of Totality - Part 2
27:30

In this part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues his talk about the totality of our capitalist economy. He contends that totality is not something that pre-exists, that can be uncovered through investigation. Rather it is something that is created through human activities and therefore is constantly evolving.

May 28, 2020
The Evolutionary Concept of Totality
29:36

In this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the totality of our capitalist economy. He contends that totality is not something that pre-exists, that can be uncovered through investigation. Rather it is something that is created through human activities and therefore is constantly evolving.

May 14, 2020
Revolutionary Transformation Requires a Collective Response
27:39

In this episode, Prof. Harvey argues that we cannot survive this viral crisis without a radical reconfiguration of the social and institutional arrangements. Any revolutionary transformation of society has to operate across all dimensions: technology, relation to nature, social relations, production apparatuses, social reproduction, institutional arrangements, State apparatuses and mental conceptions.

Apr 30, 2020
Collective Form of Action
28:23

In this episode, Prof. Harvey argues that this crisis has afforded us an opportunity for significant change. With so many people out of work, freed up from producing wealth for the capitalist class, instead of hoping that things go back to normal, and people return to the low-paying, exploitative jobs, that we give serious thought to reorganizing our society and work to create something radically different.

Apr 16, 2020
Compensatory Consumerism
23:16

In this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the areas of economic and daily life affected and disrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak (tourism, film festivals, sporting events, educational and cultural institutions) and what this means for capital accumulation and consumerism, and the possibilities it offers for creating an alternative form of social and political life.

Apr 02, 2020
Anti-Capitalist Politics in the time of Covid-19
34:18

In this episode, Prof. Harvey talks about the factors and conditions that enables COVID-19 to become a pandemic and the ramifications for the economy and for social life.

Mar 19, 2020
A brief history of Neo-Liberalism [Repeat]
19:35

Prof. David Harvey's pilot episode. He provides a quick history of the rise and growth of Neo-Liberalism.

Mar 06, 2020
Human Life vs.Capital Accumulation
29:15

In this episode, Prof. Harvey explores what the continuity of endless capital accumulation means to the continuity of human life.

Feb 27, 2020
How Capitalism Works
32:15

In this episode, Prof. Harvey breaks down how capitalism works and why it is important to examine the long-run evolution of capital and the long-run pressures placed on capital that inevitably make it unsustainable.

Feb 14, 2020
Totality and Capital
26:36

In this episode, Prof. Harvey tackles the question of the relationship between cultural transformations and economic transformations and the roles technology and the nature play in relationship to our mental conceptions of the world.

Jan 30, 2020
Culture and War
29:33

Prof. Harvey examines the role culture plays in war tactics.  A vital part of Trump politics he contends has been to shift the way people think about their world; to transform cultural context of our societies.

Jan 16, 2020
From Fordism to Neoliberalism and Beyond
22:58

In this first episode of season 2, Prof. Harvey talks about the massive economic problems the U.S. was faced with in the late 70s and 80s and how the crisis of 2008 was made clearer by that historical period. As we look ahead to 2020, there is opportunity for the left to make meaningful changes to economic conditions.

Jan 02, 2020
Global Unrest
38:59

In this final episode of the season, Prof. Harvey starts with the protests in Chile and then talks about the unrest emerging all over the globe. Capitalism, particularly Neo-liberalism, is working for the 1% but is failing the rest of society. People are starting to notice and taking to the streets in protest.

Dec 19, 2019
Social Reproduction - Part 2
25:19

In this part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues his conversation with CUNY Graduate Center Professor Cindi Katz about social reproduction and its relation and significance to capitalism's success.

Dec 05, 2019
Social Reproduction - Part 1
25:34

Prof. Harvey is joined by CUNY Graduate Center Professor Cindi Katz to discuss social reproduction and its relation and significance to capitalism's success.

Nov 14, 2019
GM Plant Closing
33:10

Prof. Harvey talks about the work of photographer Latoya Ruby Frazier who documents the news of the Lordstown, Ohio plant closing and the impact it had on the workers, families and community at large. 

Oct 31, 2019
Trump’s attack on China
28:44
At the recent UN summit, Trump berates China and vehemently declares it to be an enemy of the US. China’s predatory tactics according to Trump have destroyed the International order and are a clear attack on intellectual property rights. These words have serious implications warns Harvey. 
Oct 17, 2019
Alienation - Part 2
27:27

In this part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of the alienation of labor and capital.

Oct 03, 2019
Alienation - Part 1
24:42

Prof. Harvey talks about alienation of labor and capital and their relevance in helping us understand the relationships between politics and the economy.

Sep 20, 2019
Alienation - Part 1
00

Prof. Harvey talks about alienation of labor and capital and their relevance in helping us understand the relationships between politics and the economy.

Sep 19, 2019
The State of the US and Chinese Economies
26:41

Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of rate and mass of surplus value. He argues that the emergence of the Equalization of the Rate of Profit (ERP) in the 1980s has been responsible for the transfer of value from labor-intensive to capital-intensive modes of production. Knowledge has become a valuable commodity that can be bought and sold in the market.   

Aug 29, 2019
Rate vs. Mass of Surplus Value
25:49

Prof. Harvey talks about the rate and mass of surplus-value and explores why capital is more interested in the mass of surplus-value.that. It is in fact, the mass that gives capitalists wealth and power.

 

Aug 15, 2019
The Plastics Industry
24:16

Prof. Harvey talks about the Plastics industry, its impact on the environment, and how the forces of capital accumulation work hard to keep plastics in use. 

Aug 01, 2019
CO2 Emissions and Climate Change
26:04

A study from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed an unprecedented increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Prof. Harvey discusses the implications of the study, what the results mean for our environment and how and why capital accumulation is to blame.

Jul 18, 2019
Production and Realization
25:10

Prof. Harvey answers the question of production and realization as it relates to today's economy and job market and the contemporary composition of the working class.

Jun 20, 2019
What is to be done? Who is going to do it and where?
24:36

Prof. Harvey talks about what is needed to move beyond capitalism, what are the crucial aspects of the social struggle that will take place in the coming years. 

Jun 06, 2019
Accumulation by Dispossession
22:55

Prof. Harvey argues that contemporary capitalism is heavily inflected towards accumulation by dispossession as opposed to accumulation through exploitation of living labor in production. Large capital takes over smaller capital and in the end you get a quasi monopolistic situation of the large capitalist dominating all else.

May 23, 2019
Primitive or Original Accumulation
22:58

Prof. Harvey talks about how capital came to power, the brutality and the violence with which capital came to be, and what it is.

May 09, 2019
Erosion of Consumer Choices
24:10

Prof. Harvey discusses Marx's theory of Capital and its relevance today. Consumers have less and less autonomy. Their choices, even how they will spend their leisure time, are increasingly influenced by capitalists.

Apr 25, 2019
Rate and Mass of Growth
27:34

Prof. Harvey talks about rate of growth vs. mass of growth, and argues that the latter, often ignored, is actually more significant and deserves careful consideration and analysis. 

Apr 11, 2019
Social Media and the Internet as a Powerful Organizing Tool - Part 2
29:54

In part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues the interview with Chris Caruso, Director of Education at The People's Forum. Chris is popular educator, community organizer, and educational technologist. He has been active for over 30 years in the movement to end poverty, led by the poor. In this interview, Caruso discusses with Harvey the pivotal role social media and the internet have had on the plight and fight of poor people's movements.

Mar 28, 2019
Social Media and the Internet as a Powerful Organizing Tool - Part 1
30:25

Prof. Harvey is joined by Chris Caruso, Director of Education at The People's Forum. Chris is popular educator, community organizer, and educational technologist. He has been active for over 30 years in the movement to end poverty, led by the poor. In this interview, Caruso discusses with Harvey the pivotal role social media and the internet have had on the plight and fight of poor people's movements.

 

 

 

Mar 14, 2019
The Geopolitics of Capitalism - Part 2
29:37

Part 2 of 2

Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of the geographical movement of capital over time and how it has shaped power relations.

Feb 28, 2019
The Geopolitics of Capitalism - Part 1 of 2
28:14
Prof. Harvey explores the geographical movement of capital over time and how it has shaped power relations.
 
Feb 14, 2019
The Conditions of Labor in China
35:57
Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of the exponential growth of the Chinese economy and particularly its effect on the labor force.
Jan 31, 2019
The significance of China in the Global Economy
44:15

The Chinese economy is now the 2nd largest in the world. Prof. Harvey argues that China's expansion saved capitalism after the 2008 crash.

Jan 17, 2019
Does Socialism Affect Freedom?
25:02

Does socialism require the surrender of individual freedom? The realm of freedom begins when the realm of necessity is left behind. Is freedom of the market real freedom?  And what about justice?  Prof. Harvey tries to answer these questions and more.

Jan 03, 2019
The Value of Everything
25:19

Prof. Harvey talks about Mariana Mazzucato's new book "The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy."

Dec 13, 2018
The Brazilian Elections
30:23

Prof. Harvey talks about the recent Brazilian elections and the growing alliance between Neo-liberalism and Right-Wing Populism.

Nov 29, 2018
The Financialization of Power
19:27

Financial services become part of GDP in the 1970s and legitimize the power of financial institutions. 

Nov 15, 2018
Contradictions of Neo-Liberalism
18:58

The crash of 2008 challenges Neo-Liberalism.

Nov 15, 2018
A brief history of Neo-Liberalism
19:35

Prof. David Harvey's pilot episode. He provides a quick history of the rise and growth of Neo-Liberalism. 

Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc

Nov 12, 2018