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Obama for America TV Ad: “Firms”

Obama for America TV Ad: “Firms”

[President Obama – Voiceover] I’m Barack Obama, and I approve this message. [Mitt Romney singing] Oh beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain. For purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good, with…

Capitalism Hits Home: Capitalism, Socialism and Communism – Part 1

Capitalism Hits Home: Capitalism, Socialism and Communism – Part 1

Hello, this is Dr. Harriet Fraad on Capitalism Hits Home, an interpersonal update. This is a show about the intersection of capitalism, class, and our personal lives. Today’s podcast on Capitalism Hits Home is about what is class? What is a class revolution? What does it mean when we talk about feudalism, capitalism, state capitalism, socialism, and communism? These are words bandied about, but we don’t really know what they mean, and we don’t learn about these revolutions in school….

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Does Capital One Harass and Discriminate Against Women in STEM? | “Bro Culture” States Complaint

Does Capital One Harass and Discriminate Against Women in STEM? | “Bro Culture” States Complaint

Name: “Does Capital One Discriminate Against Women in STEM?” Release Date: January 2020 Description: Overview of female engineer’s federal lawsuit against Capital One. Complaint includes allegations of gender discrimination and ongoing retaliation (surveillance, harassment, exclusion, animus, attempted bribery, discharge, refusal to protect employee, etc.) Format: Video (1/2020), Book (5/2020) Media Inquiries: [email protected]

Class 13 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

Class 13 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» SMITH: What’s very clear, I think, from the text is that, from that chapter onward the analysis becomes much more historical, rooting the dynamics, that he’s still working out analytically, it’s become an historical text already by chapter 25. The history now comes to abet the analysis after chapter 25. » HARVEY: I read somewhere that somebody had suggested that Capital as a book should be read backwards. You start with the last part, which is the origins of…

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Economic Update: Marxism’s Contribution

Economic Update: Marxism’s Contribution

Welcome friends to another edition of Economic Update a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives, jobs, debts, incomes, our own those looming down the road, those of our kids I’m your host Richard Wolff, I’ve been a professor of economics all my adult life and I hope that that has prepared me well to go over these economic changes all around us as we do that each week. Let me jump right in by giving a…

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Class 08 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

Class 08 Reading Marx’s Capital Vol I with David Harvey

» Neil Smith: My recollection was that the Asian economic crisis, which is called an Asian economic crisis even though Russia and Brazil were the largest economies hammered by it, that [at] exactly that moment a lot of the discussion of Marx in those places dried out precisely because they would have to start to deal not just with Marx’s analytical diagnosis of capitalism but his understanding of crises and the inevitability of disequilibrium and crisis. » Harvey: One of…

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

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 New York and David has been a colleague of mine since he came here but before that, a long time before that, more than thirty years I was a student…

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

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 on where we’ve been, we started by looking simply at the exchange of commodities, commodity on commodity, kind of a barter situation, in which we imagined the socially necessary labour…

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

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?”, most people can’t give you a clear answer at all. And I always remember this great line in Dickens’ Dombey and Son, where little Paul, his mother has died and…

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

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 a structuralist » HARVEY: positivist! » NEIL SMITH: or a positivist even, without people in the equation and so on. But of course by the time you move on to…

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