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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles

David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a bi-weekly podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. Learn how to support this show, visit us at

David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a Democracy at Work (d@w) production. d@w produces media and live events to expose capitalism’s systemic problems and to show how democratizing our workplaces solves them. We can do better than capitalism.

HOST: David Harvey is the foremost Marxist thinker about political economy and has been teaching Karl Marx's Capital for over 40 years. He currently teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prof. Harvey has written extensively on the significance of Marx's Capital for understanding contemporary capitalism, and will be presenting this knowledge and more to his podcast audience.

Aug 29, 2019

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...

Aug 15, 2019

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 1, 2019

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.