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.

Also take a look here for all of the links for today’s show here!

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks

 

Past Episodes

Michael Brooks hosts writer Achin Vanaik to discuss his recent piece in Jacobin magazine, "The Escalating Crisis on the India-China Border," and why each country's foreign policy deserves blame for the escalation. On today's show: Biden looking for Cuban and Venezuelan American votes with ...
Sam hosts historian Federico Finchelstein (@FinchelsteinF) to discuss his new book, A Brief History of Fascist Lies, why fascists regard obvious and often hateful lies as truth, and why so many of their followers have believed the falsehoods. On today's show: Laura Ingraham says Biden will ...
Sam hosts Elie Mystal, justice correspondent at the Nation magazine, to discuss this week's SCOTUS rulings on abortion TRAP laws, executive authority over the CFPB, USAID funding, and the First Amendment, and religious schools receiving taxpayer dollars. Sam and Elie breakdown the recent ...