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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a bi-weekly podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc

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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a bi-weekly podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. Support the show on Patreon and get early access to episodes and more: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc

    An Important Update from David Harvey

    An Important Update from David Harvey

    Please keep an eye out for more episodes from Anti Capitalist Chronicles host David Harvey at an exciting new media organization: Politics in Motion! You can learn more at www.politicsinmotion.org
    Anti-Capitalist Chronicles will no longer be produced by Democracy at Work. If you want to continue receiving episodes and analysis from David Harvey, please go to www.politicsinmotion.org. We thank Prof. Harvey for all the wisdom and critical analysis he's shared with us over the years.

    • 2 min
    US Indebtedness & Capitalism’s Internal Contradictions

    US Indebtedness & Capitalism’s Internal Contradictions

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalism Chronicles, Prof. Harvey explores the issue of US indebtedness. Drawing on various Marxist theories—the coercive laws of competition, the falling rate of profit, and capitalism’s irrationality—Harvey explains how the US ended up in such a deep foreign indebtedness position, who it may benefit, and the implications on the global economy. 

    • 27 min
    The Corporatization of Academia

    The Corporatization of Academia

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey reflects on how universities in the US have shifted and evolved under advanced capitalism to function more and more like corporations. The ethos of the academic model is no longer about universities paying professors to teach, but rather that professors earn their keep by making money for the university. We are seeing increased bureaucratization, a push for entrepreneurialism among professors, and a growing corporate managerial structure. This reorganization of education around monetization has left professors disillusioned and despondent and cannot be sustained.

    • 27 min
    Housing in a Broken System

    Housing in a Broken System

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey shares major lessons he learned while studying the housing issue in Baltimore in the late 1960s and asking the questions: Why is housing quality so appalling in low-income areas? Why had past attempts to change that failed? How could the richest nation in the world tolerate this? Harvey explains how he came to learn the importance of looking at the totality of the system—not just the issue itself—as well as leveraging, how social policies often work well for those who need it least, the issue of gentrification, and more. 
    David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a Democracy at Work production, made possible by audience donations. Consider supporting us on Patreon. 

    • 29 min
    Daniel Ellsberg, Government Dishonesty & Nuclear Weapons

    Daniel Ellsberg, Government Dishonesty & Nuclear Weapons

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey explores the contributions made by Daniel Ellsberg, the political activist known for releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Ellsberg gave the public a look into the ways in which the US government was lying about the Vietnam war with the Pentagon Papers, and offered a look into how the US military thinks about military policy with respect to nuclear weapons in his book The Doomsday Machine. Ellsberg’s contributions are deeply relevant today with the Russian/Ukraine war and the ever-growing number of nuclear weapons around the globe.
    David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a Democracy at Work production, made possible by audience donations. Consider supporting us on Patreon. 

    • 24 min
    The Circulation of Fictitious Capital

    The Circulation of Fictitious Capital

    In this episode of Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Prof. Harvey explains Marx’s analytical techniques of presupposition and posit and applies them to today’s capital circulation system and the crises that may emerge from the ever-growing fictitious capital investments. By looking at the presupposition, or what came before a system, and the posit, what happens as a result of an established system, Harvey takes apart the complex systems and issues today, such as climate change or the instability of fictitious capital investing in itself, and is able to illuminate some possible futures if we continue down these paths.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
577 Ratings

577 Ratings

Rtste ,

Sometimes I wonder, “what David Harvey would say about this?”

Sometimes I wonder, “what David Harvey would say about this?” This podcast is, quite literally, an answer to that question. It is a delight. David Harvey a brilliant thinker. This podcast joins his rich and nuanced understanding of Marx with a detailed and thoughtful analysis of current events and a holistic perspective that emphasizes systemic patterns and transformations. David Harvey is also an old man. He reminisces about the past, rehashes debates he has had, and shamelessly offers critiques of books that—he informs listeners—he has never read. Just wonderful.

izzy meckler ,

Such useful insights

My only criticism of this podcasts is that there aren’t enough episodes! I could listen to David Harvey all day

Irishdot ,

Is he format is the issue

While new to Harvey, anavid podcast consumer, in particular political w/ marxist theory high on the list.
I find Harvey to present in a vague rambling fashion. Is he used to an audience? A room of attentive students?
A decided lack of target….albeit knowledgeable, informed, definitely worth a listen.

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