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DAVID HARVEY ~ 3 PER CENT COMPOUND GROWTH ~ THE ENIGMA OF CAPITAL ~ AND THE CRISIS OF CAPITALISM

~ There has been a tendency within the history of crisis theorising to look for one dominant explanation for the crisis-prone character of capitalism – the three big traditional camps of thought are the profit squeeze (profits fall because real wages rise), the falling rate of profit (labour-saving technological changes backfire and ‘ruinous’ competition pulls prices down), the underconsumptionist traditions (lack of effective demand and the tendency towards stagnation associated with excessive monopolisation) 275 more words

MONEY

DAVID HARVEY ~ POLITICS OF DENIAL ~ THE ENIGMA OF CAPITAL ~ AND THE CRISIS OF CAPITALISM

~ When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II asked the economists at the London School of Economics in November 2008 how come they had not seen the current crisis coming (a question which was surely on everyone’s lips but which only a feudal monarch could so simply pose and expect some answer), the economists had no ready response – assembled together under the aegis of the British Academy, they could only confess in a collective letter to Her Majesty, after six months of study, rumination and deep consultation with key policy makers, that they had somehow lost sight of what they called ‘systemic risks’, that they, like everyone else, had been lost in a ‘politics of denial’ – but what was it that they were denying? 1,159 more words

SOCIETY

New Book: Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis

The following might be of interest to readers of this blog. Outline taken from: http://www.ria.ie/Publications/Books/Spatial-Justice-and-the-Irish-Crisis

“As the global financial crisis enters its sixth year, this volume offers a wide-ranging critique of its handling. 180 more words

Reading Capital Volume I

Here are a series of lectures available online for free by David Harvey, which go through Karl Marx’s Capital Volume I  chapter-by-chapter:

A close reading of the text of Karl Marx’s… 202 more words

Capitalism

Straight from the top – ‘Ask the Chair and CEO’

‘Ask me anything’ online engagement events are increasingly being used by public personalities and organisations to offer direct responses to questions posed by fans, followers and, indeed, members. 173 more words

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