David Harvey

A companion to Marx's Capital, volume 2 - David Harvey

David Harvey's reading guide to Karl Marx's Capital volume 2.

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of coming to a close and Marx’s work remains key in understanding the cycles that lead to recession.

The enigma of capital and the crises of capitalism - David Harvey

Taking a long view of the current economic crisis, eminent academic David Harvey explains how capitalism came to dominate the world and why it resulted in the current financial crisis.

For three centuries, the capitalist system has shaped western society, informed its rulers, and conditioned the lives of its people. Using his unrivalled knowledge of the subject, Harvey lays bare the follies of the international financial system, looking closely at the nature of capitalism, how it works and why sometimes it doesn't.

A companion to Marx's Capital - David Harvey

“My aim is to get you to read a book by Karl Marx called Capital, Volume 1, and to read it on Marx’s own terms…”: David Harvey's reading guide to Marx's magnum opus.

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current predicament. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

The limits to capital - David Harvey

The limits to capital

The Limits to Capital provides one of the best theoretical guides to the history and geography of capitalist development.

"I wouldn't want my anarchist friends to be in charge of a nuclear power station": David Harvey, anarchism, and tightly-coupled systems

An industry-specific response to David Harvey's popular claim that anarchists can neither run nor combat 'tightly-coupled systems', specifically nuclear power plants and air-traffic control. This paper is examines the the former and critiques Harvey's understanding of how such systems meet anarchist theory and practice, arguing that hierarchy does not make such systems safer or more efficient - quite the contrary.

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The big problems arise, however, when you seek and try to ask yourself the question how can the international division of labour be so orchestrated so that all of us have enough to eat and reasonable material need are met and that - right now that is organized, of course, partially through command and control structures of corporate capital and partly through market engagements and when you

Rebel cities: from the right to the city to the urban revolution - David Harvey

Whilst governments look to make cities battlegrounds, David Harvey argues it's those within them that can dictate the actions, and use them as a platform for class struggle.

Commonwealth: An Exchange

David Harvey in an exchange with Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri on their new book Commonwealth featured in the November 2009 issue of artforum.

There have been two foundational themes in Antonio Negri’s work over the years. The first is an abiding faith in the capacities of the working class or the multitude (redefined as “the party of the poor” and therefore, according to Spinoza, the only “true subject of democracy”) to use their immanent powers of laboring to construct an alternative to the world given by capital.

The real pensions crisis

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We are told today that we face a crisis. People are living longer, there is a demographic timebomb and, coupled with need to bring down deficit, we have no choice but to accept reductions in our pensions, the need to work longer, contribute more and get back less in the end.

In reality, none of this is true. As with reforms to tertiary education, welfare and the health service the government is simply using the excuse of the financial crisis to launch an  attack on working people and the public institutions and frameworks we have built for ourselves over the past half century and more.

Crises of capitalism - David Harvey

Excellent animation narrated by David Harvey in which he explains the reasons for the current global economic crisis.

Crises of Capitalism - David Harvey from Libcom Dot Org on Vimeo.

The condition of postmodernity - David Harvey

Marxist academic David Harvey on post-modernism in PDF format.