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Video: The Enigma of Capital Lecture at Berkeley

The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism
University of California at Berkeley
Sponsors: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies
October 8, 2010

Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Update: Audio file now available. Thanks to Christopher.

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Interview with Against the Grain, KPFA Radio
October 12, 2010

Enigma of Capital US release set for September 1

Numerous people have emailed to inquire about the US release date of The Enigma of Capital. The book is currently set to be published by Oxford University Press on September 1st of this year.

The Enigma of Capital was released in the UK on April 15th by Profile Books, and is currently available from Amazon UK. It has been reviewed by The Independent and the Financial Times.

Professor Harvey went on a speaking tour of London in support of the book.  You can watch several of his lectures online:

Professor Harvey also gave several press interviews which you can watch or listen to here:

Interview on BBC’s HARDtalk: Are we seeing the end of capitalism?

Are we seeing the end of capitalism?
David Harvey interviewed on ‘HARDtalk’
BBC News
5 May 2010

“Professor David Harvey on the need to think of alternatives to capitalism as endless growth is no longer a possibility. ”

Watch trailer | Watch in UK | Watch outside of UK: (part 1) (part 2) (part 3)

David Harvey Interviewed on BBC World Service’s ‘The Forum’

David Harvey Interviewed on ‘The Forum’
BBC World Service

“Innovation: One of America’s most prominent Nano scientists, Harvard Professor George Whitesides, explains how he believes nanotechnology could be about to revolutionize the world as we know it, eminent Marxist geographer David Harvey argues that capitalism is the primary driving force behind innovation. Award winning Indian author Radhika Jha weighs the options for one poor Indian village- trapped between tradition and the desire to leapfrog out of poverty.”

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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.

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