Episode

4/28 David Harvey: Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

April 28, 2014

Professor and author of  Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism David Harvey explains the main contradictions in capitalism, the Neo Liberal counter attack against workers power, the move from demand side theory to supply theory, when demand side economics get into trouble, the distinction between the use and exchange value of a commodity, universal human alienation, how money stops circulating in the economy, how capitalism is exhausting itself, Thomas Piketty’s work on income inequality, why Picketty’s book isn’t about capital, the importance of Picketty’s book, what type of society do we actually want to live in? Housing, education and healthcare as universal human rights, the absolute need for a popular movement to reign in capital and tips for how to debate a libertarian.

On The Fun Half: Tea Party groups raise lots of money to pay themselves, Sarah Palin says water-boarding terrorists is like “baptising” them, advice to Sam on debating Libertarian, Andrew Cuomo’s far right record, Republican Congressman Michael Grimmnow in custody, Georgia man terrifies little league game with gun and its all legal thanks to Georgia’s new insane gun law, Donald Sterling’s the racist and plutocratic comments and your calls and IMs.

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