HOST: David Harvey is a 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.
The text for this course is Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy (Rough Draft) by Karl Marx. The page numbers I refer to are from the Penguin Classics edition, translated by Martin Nicolaus, ISBN: 978-0140445756. The text of the Grundrisse can also be found for free on the Marxists Internet Archive.
Course videos Will be available on YouTube each week, and an audio podcast will be available on multiple platforms in time.
Please note, in-person attendance at this course is closed. You must be registered to attend this course in person. No walk-ins will be allowed. But everyone is free to follow along on the live stream.
In this lecture, David Harvey offers a close reading of Volume III of Karl Marx’s Capital to distinguish the rate of growth versus the mass of growth. Most economists, policy makers, politicians, and the financial press are very concerned about the rate of growth. The rate of growth is in turn critical to the formulation of policy. Yet the mass of growth is actually more significant, and deserves careful analysis. This lecture will devote special attention to the mass of growth. It will ask: What is the mass of growth? Who controls the mass of wealth? What are we going to do with the mass that is produced?
Neoliberalism continues in national and transnational institutions, even though it has lost legitimacy as an ideology and has even penetrated progressive thinking, argues Prof. David Harvey
The main alternative to neoliberalism is the proposed renewal of social democracy, such as in the form of Bernie Sanders’ proposals. But to move forward we need to discuss the limits of a welfare state that ultimately does not change class relations, says David Harvey
The End of the “End of History”: The Left Alternative to Conservative Liberalism. The Failure of Fukuyama’s Forecast
David Harvey, Michael Hudson, David M. Kotz, Alexander Buzgalin
June 29, 2019
Left Forum 2019
Sponsor: Center for Modern Marxist Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Video: Open University of the Left