Anti-Capitalist Chronicles Episode List: Season 1

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Season 1

Season 1 began in November 2018, and ran through December 2019, totaling 29 episodes.


Global Unrest

December 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 29)

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In this final episode of the season, Prof. Harvey starts with the protests in Chile and then talks about the unrest emerging all over the globe. Capitalism, particularly Neo-liberalism, is working for the 1% but is failing the rest of society. People are starting to notice and taking to the streets in protest.


Social Reproduction - Part 2

Guest, Cindi Katz, CUNY Graduate Center Professor 

December 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 28)

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In this part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues his conversation with CUNY Graduate Center Professor Cindi Katz about social reproduction and its relation and significance to capitalism's success. Cindi Katz is a geographer, is Professor in Environmental Psychology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, American Studies, and Women's Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.


Social Reproduction - Part 1

Guest, Cindi Katz, CUNY Graduate Center Professor 

November 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 27)

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Prof. Harvey is joined by CUNY Graduate Center Professor Cindi Katz to discuss social reproduction and its relation and significance to capitalism's success. Cindi Katz is a geographer, is Professor in Environmental Psychology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, American Studies, and Women's Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.


GM Plant Closing

October 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 26)

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Prof. Harvey talks about the work of photographer Latoya Ruby Frazier who documents the news of the Lordstown, Ohio plant closing and the impact it had on the workers, families and community at large.


Trump's Attack on China

October 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 25)

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At the recent UN summit, Trump berates China and vehemently declares it to be an enemy of the US. China’s predatory tactics according to Trump have destroyed the International order and are a clear attack on intellectual property rights. These words have serious implications warns Harvey.


Alienation - Part 2

October 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 24)

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In this part 2 of 2, Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of the alienation of labor and capital.


Alienation - Part 1

September 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 23)

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Prof. Harvey talks about alienation of labor and capital and their relevance in helping us understand the relationships between politics and the economy.


The State of the US and Chinese Economies

August 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 22)

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Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of rate and mass of surplus value. He argues that the emergence of the Equalization of the Rate of Profit (ERP) in the 1980s has been responsible for the transfer of value from labor-intensive to capital-intensive modes of production. Knowledge has become a valuable commodity that can be bought and sold in the market.


Rate vs. Mass of Surplus Value

August 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 21)

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Prof. Harvey talks about the rate and mass of surplus-value and explores why capital is more interested in the mass of surplus-value. It is in fact, the mass that gives capitalists wealth and power.


The Plastics Industry

August 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 20)

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Prof. Harvey talks about the Plastics industry, its impact on the environment, and how the forces of capital accumulation work hard to keep plastics in use.


CO2 Emissions and Climate Change

July 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 19)

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A study from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed an unprecedented increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Prof. Harvey discusses the implications of the study, what the results mean for our environment and how and why capital accumulation is to blame.


Production and Realization

June 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 18)

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Prof. Harvey answers the question of production and realization as it relates to today's economy and job market and the contemporary composition of the working class.


What is to be done? Who is going to do it and where?

June 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 17)

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Prof. Harvey talks about what is needed to move beyond capitalism, what are the crucial aspects of the social struggle that will take place in the coming years.


Accumulation by Dispossession

May 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 16)

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Prof. Harvey argues that contemporary capitalism is heavily inflected towards accumulation by dispossession as opposed to accumulation through exploitation of living labor in production. Large capital takes over smaller capital and in the end you get a quasi monopolistic situation of the large capitalist dominating all else.


Primitive or Original Accumulation

May 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 15)https://youtu.be/yx5qz-8ZFGE

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Prof. Harvey talks about how capital came to power, the brutality and the violence with which capital came to be, and what it is.


Erosion of Consumer Choices

April 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 14)

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Prof. Harvey discusses Marx's theory of Capital and its relevance today. Consumers have less and less autonomy. Their choices, even how they will spend their leisure time, are increasingly influenced by capitalists.


Rate and Mass of Growth

April 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 13)

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Prof. Harvey talks about rate of growth vs. mass of growth, and argues that the latter, often ignored, is actually more significant and deserves careful consideration and analysis.


Social Media and the Internet as a Powerful Organizing Tool - Part 2

Chris Caruso, Director of Education at The People's Forum

March 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 12)

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Prof. Harvey continues his interview with Chris Caruso, Director of Education at The People's Forum. Chris is popular educator, community organizer, and educational technologist. He has been active for over 30 years in the movement to end poverty, led by the poor. In this interview, Caruso discusses with Harvey the pivotal role social media and the internet have had on the plight and fight of poor people's movements.


Social Media and the Internet as a Powerful Organizing Tool - Part 1

Guest Chris Caruso, Director of Education at The People's Forum

March 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 11)

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Prof. Harvey is joined by Chris Caruso, Director of Education at The People's Forum. Chris is popular educator, community organizer, and educational technologist. He has been active for over 30 years in the movement to end poverty, led by the poor. In this interview, Caruso discusses with Harvey the pivotal role social media and the internet have had on the plight and fight of poor people's movements.


The Geopolitics of Capitalism - Part 2 of 2

February 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 10)

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Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of the geographical movement of capital over time and how it has shaped power relations.


The Geopolitics of Capitalism - Part 1 of 2

February 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 09)

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Prof. Harvey explores the geographical movement of capital over time and how it has shaped power relations.


The Conditions of Labor in China

January 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 08)

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Prof. Harvey continues his discussion of the exponential growth of the Chinese economy and particularly its effect on the labor force.


The Significance of China in the Global Economy

January 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 07)

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The Chinese economy is now the 2nd largest in the world. Prof. Harvey argues that China's expansion saved capitalism after the 2008 crash.


Does Socialism Affect Freedom?

January 2019 (Season 1 - Episode 06)

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Does socialism require the surrender of individual freedom? The realm of freedom begins when the realm of necessity is left behind. Is freedom of the market real freedom? And what about justice? Prof. Harvey tries to answer these questions and more.


The Value of Everything

December 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 05)

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Prof. Harvey talks about Mariana Mazzucato's new book "The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy."


The Brazilian Elections

November 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 04)

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Prof. Harvey talks about the recent Brazilian elections and the growing alliance between Neo-liberalism and Right-Wing Populism.


The Financialization of Power

November 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 03)

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Financial services become part of GDP in the 1970s and legitimize the power of financial institutions.


Contradictions of Neo-Liberalism

November 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 02)

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The crash of 2008 challenges Neo-Liberalism.


A Brief History of Neo-Liberalism

November 2018 (Season 1 - Episode 01)

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Prof. David Harvey's pilot episode. In this part 1 of 3, he provides a quick history of the rise and growth of Neo-Liberalism.


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