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David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles

David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a bimonthly podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens.

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.

Jul 15, 2021

In this episode of ACC, Prof. Harvey contends that what we are experiencing is the raw exercise of ruling class power in ruling ways. He references Marx's Grundrisse to help understand how ideas are born and the impact they have on society. Specifically, he talks about the ideas of the ruling elites, how those ideas became part of the culture, and were used by the ruling class to seize back control and wealth from the labor movement. The ruling class is as dedicated as it always has been to the maintenance of its power. The recent health crisis has helped strengthen the ranks and wealth of the billionaire class. And when the political class is given the option of rescuing people or rescuing the capitalist class, they will always rescue and sustain the capitalist class. Neoliberalism is stronger than ever because the capitalist class is stronger than ever.