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David Harvey Interviewed on BBC Radio 4

David Harvey Interviewed on BBC Radio 4
Thinking Allowed

“‘Capital is the lifeblood that flows through the body politic of all those societies we call capitalist, spreading out, sometimes as a trickle and other times as a flood, into every nook and cranny of the inhabited world’, writes David Harvey, the world’s most cited academic geographer. He gives Laurie a radical critique of what governs that flow of capital and what causes the crises which, he claims, will increasingly disrupt that flow with alarming rapidity. Modern economics has buried its head in detail but ignored the systematic character of capital flow, he claims, and it is time for a restore an understanding of how capital works.”

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Interview on The Guardian’s podcast “The Business”

The Business: Goldman Sachs in the Senate
The Guardian ‘The Business’ Podcast
Wednesday 28 April 2010

“Aditya Chakrabortty discusses Goldman Sachs’ appearance before a Senate committee, President Obama’s banking reform failure, which British political party has the most convincing economic model, plus we ask Prof David Harvey whether the financial crisis predictable and necessary?”

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Video: David Harvey Interviewed on Brazilian TV

English Marxist Thinker Speaks About the Trends of Capital
Globo TV, Brazil
April 12, 2010
(Introduction in Portuguese, Interview in English with Portuguese subtitles)

GRITtv: Imagining Radical Change with David Harvey & Alexander Cockburn

Imagining Radical Change with David Harvey & Alexander Cockburn
GRITtv with Laura Flanders
November 19, 2009

Recent Video Roundup

David Harvey and Alexander Cockburn: Challenging the Economic Order
October 8, 2009Interview with David Harvey
(Alternate version with Portuguese subtitles)
October 9, 2009David Harvey on Urban Utopias
MIT City Visions Course
Spring 2004

Interview: Exploring the Logic of Capital

Exploring the Logic of Capital
David Harvey interviewed by Joseph Choonara, Socialist Review, April 2009

Some commentators view the current crisis as arising from problems in finance that then impinged on the wider economy; others see it as a result of issues that arose in production and then led to financial problems. How do you view it?

It’s a false dichotomy that’s being posed. There is a more dialectical relationship between what you might call the “real” and “financial” sides of the economy. There is no question that there has been an underlying problem of what I would call “over-accumulation” for a considerable time now. And in part the movement into investing in asset values rather than production is a consequence of that. But as the search for new forms of asset value developed you also saw financial innovation that created the possibility of investment in hedge funds and those sorts of things.

There was a long-term process in which the rich looked for reasonably high rates of return and began to invest in a whole series of Ponzi schemes – but without Bernard Madoff at the top. In the property market, stock market, art market and derivatives markets, the more people that invest, the more prices go up, which leads to even more people investing. All of those markets have a Ponzi character to them. So there is a financial aspect to the crisis but unless you ask why the most affluent were taking that path you miss out on the real problem.

Read the rest of the interview at the Socialist Review.

David Harvey on Democracy Now

“Marxist Geographer David Harvey on the G20, the Financial Crisis, and Neo-Liberalism”
Democracy Now!
April 2, 2009

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David Harvey Interviewed on New York Public Radio

David Harvey Interviewed on New York Public Radio (WNYC)
March 26, 2009

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David Harvey Interviewed by Laura Flanders

The End of Capitalism? – A Response to Tim Geithner
Wednesday March 11, 2009 8:00 pm

The Crisis and the Consolidation of Class Power

The Crisis and the Consolidation of Class Power
David Harvey interviewed by Marco Berlinguer and Hilary Wainwright on December 13th, 2008.
Available at Red Pepper

Does this crisis signal the end of neoliberalism? My answer is that it depends what you mean by neoliberalism. My interpretation is that it’s a class project, now masked by a lot of rhetoric about individual freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, privatisation and the free market. That rhetoric was a means towards the restoration and consolidation of class power, and that neoliberal project has been fairly successful… Read the rest of this article at Red Pepper.

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