Video: Marx for the 21st Century with David Harvey

From The RSA:

Marx’s ‘Capital’ is one of the most important texts of the modern era and continues to resonate today. Professor David Harvey, the world’s leading expert on Karl Marx, explains the continued importance of Marx’s analysis and how we can apply it to today’s economy and society.

Watch Professor David Harvey in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event!

Enjoyed this snippet? Listen to the full event (from 10 November 2017) here:

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Video: Spiraling out of Control: On the Fate of Capital and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation Between Nancy Fraser and David Harvey

Spiraling out of Control: On the Fate of Capital and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation Between Nancy Fraser and David Harvey
Moderated by Bhaskar Sunkara
CUNY Graduate Center, New York City
November 1st, 2017

Nancy Fraser is Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor at the New School for Social Research and holder of an international research chair at the Collège d’études mondiales, Paris. Trained as a philosopher at CUNY, she specializes in critical social theory and political philosophy. Her new book, Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory, co-authored with Rahel Jaeggi, will be published by Polity Press in spring 2018. She has theorized capitalism’s relation to democracy, racial oppression, social reproduction, ecological crisis, and feminist movements in a series of linked essays in New Left Review and Critical Historical Studies and in Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (2013). Fraser’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and was cited twice by the Brazilian Supreme Court (in decisions upholding marriage equality and affirmative action). She is currently President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division and Roth Family Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth College.

David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the City University of New York (CUNY) and author of various books, articles, and lectures. He is the author of Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism (Profile Books, 2014), one of The Guardian’s Best Books of 2011, The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2010). Other books include A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Limits to Capital, and Social Justice and the City. Professor Harvey has been teaching Karl Marx’s Capital for over 40 years. His lectures on Marx’s Capital Volumes I and II are available for download (free) on his website. He was director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics from 2008-2014. His new book, published by Oxford University Press, is called Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason.

Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine, as well as the publisher of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy.

This event was co-sponsored by The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Jacobin Magazine.

Audio: Marx For The 21st Century, Lecture at RSA, 10 November 2017

Marx for the 21st Century
The RSA, London
10 November 2017

Video: 150 Years of Marx’s Capital, with David Harvey, Nancy Holmstrom, Ajay Singh Chaudhary

150 Years of Marx’s Capital, with David Harvey, Nancy Holmstrom, Ajay Singh Chaudhary
Sponsored by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and Goethe Institut
September 14, 2017
New York City

LEFT OUT: David Harvey on Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason

Also available on AlterNet and truthout

From Democracy at Work:

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Left Out, a podcast produced by Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle, and Paul Sliker, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left.

In this episode, we speak with David Harvey about his latest book, Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason, as well as what the Left most focus on to effectively organize for a better economy and society.

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Screen_Shot_2017-11-07_at_2.56.57_AM.pngDavid Harvey is arguably the most influential living geographer, as well as one of the world’s leading Marxist scholars. He is among the most cited intellectuals of all time across the humanities and social sciences.

Harvey currently works as distinguished professor of anthropology and geography at CUNY, where he has been teaching Marx’s “Capital: Critique of Political Economy” for more than four decades. His course on Marx’s Capital has been downloaded by over two million people internationally since appearing online in 2008.

Harvey is also a famous author of several bestselling books, including The Enigma of Capital, A Brief History of Neoliberalism, 17 Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, and many more.

His latest book, Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason (out today), makes the core of Karl Marx’s thinking in the three volumes of Capital clear and accessible for the lay reader, without compromising their depth and complexity.

Marx’s trilogy concerns the circulation of capital: volume I, how labour increases the value of capital, which he called valorisation; volume II, on the realisation of this value, by selling it and turning it into money or credit; and volume III, on what happens to the value next in processes of distribution.

As Harvey argues in our interview, most people who read Capital often stop after the 1,152 pages of Volume I, which is very problematic if you want to understand the workings of capital as a totality.

We ask Harvey why understanding all three volumes of Capital is so crucial, and why technological, economic and industrial change over the last 150 years makes Marx’s analysis more relevant now than ever.

In the last half of the discussion, we probe into whether it’s necessary for social movements today to develop a stronger institutional basis for understanding how capital and capitalism works, and ask Harvey what the Left most focus on to effectively organize for a better economy and society.

Pick up Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason by David Harvey, here.


Paul Sliker is an editor and commentator at Democracy at Work, and the co-host of Left Out — a monthly podcast that creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left. Follow him on Twitter: @psliker

Michael Palmieri is the co-host of Left Out — a monthly podcast that creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left.

The Laura Flanders Show: Seeking Reason During Chaos: David Harvey and Pau Faus


Seeking Reason During Chaos: David Harvey and Pau Faus
The Laura Flanders Show
October 24, 2017

Nov 1 NYC: Spiralling out of Control: On the Fate of Capital and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation Between Nancy Fraser and David Harvey

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital, the Center for Place, Culture and Politics and Jacobin Magazine invite you to:

Spiralling out of Control: On the Fate of Capital and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation Between Nancy Fraser and David Harvey

Moderated by Bhaskar Sunkara

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 6:30 PM

Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York

Nancy Fraser is Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor at the New School for Social Research and holder of an international research chair at the Collège d’études mondiales, Paris. Trained as a philosopher at CUNY, she specializes in critical social theory and political philosophy. Her new book, Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory, co-authored with Rahel Jaeggi, will be published by Polity Press in spring 2018. She has theorized capitalism’s relation to democracy, racial oppression, social reproduction, ecological crisis, and feminist movements in a series of linked essays in New Left Review and Critical Historical Studies and in Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (2013). Fraser’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and was cited twice by the Brazilian Supreme Court (in decisions upholding marriage equality and affirmative action). She is currently President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division and Roth Family Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth College.

David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the City University of New York (CUNY) and author of various books, articles, and lectures. He is the author of Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism (Profile Books, 2014), one of The Guardian’s Best Books of 2011, The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2010). Other books include A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Limits to Capital, and Social Justice and the City. Professor Harvey has been teaching Karl Marx’s Capital for over 40 years. His lectures on Marx’s Capital Volumes I and II are available for download (free) on his website. He was director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics from 2008-2014. His new book, published by Oxford University Press, is called Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason.

Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine, as well as the publisher of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy.

This event is free and open to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Jacobin Magazine.

Video: Capital.150 Conference Plenary: Mapping the Terrain of Anti-Capitalist Struggles with David Harvey and Michael Roberts

Mapping the Terrain of Anti-Capitalist Struggles with David Harvey and Michael Roberts
CAPITAL.150 Conference: Marx’s Capital Today
Kings College London
19 September 2017

Technology & Post Capitalism: David Harvey, Paul Mason, Alice Bell, James Meadway & Aaron Bastani. The World Transformed 2017 Brighton

Technology & Post Capitalism
David Harvey, Paul Mason, Alice Bell, James Meadway & Aaron Bastani
The World Transformed 2017 Brighton
Novara Media

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