Gar Alperovitz on his life, the atomic bomb, and socialism

March 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

Part One: “Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life”

Part Two: “Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership”

Part Three: “Capitalism in Long Term Stagnation and Decay”

Part Four: “The Promise and Limitations of Worker Cooperatives”

Part Five: “What Would You Do If You Had Political Power?”

If you don’t like capitalism or state socialism, what do you want?

 

Mark Blyth: Austerity – The History of a Dangerous Idea

March 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Mark Blyth: Austerity – The History of a Dangerous Idea is one of the best lectures on political economy, explaining the historic role of public debt, that I’ve heard. The beginning is slightly tedious, as it’s hardcore economics, but it gets much better as Blyth explains the economic crisis and the politics behind austerity.

 

Life and Ideas of Amartya Sen

March 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

The following video is a documentary on the life and ideas of Dr Amartya Sen. For more watch his Conversations with History interview.

Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality

January 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Samuel Bowles on Economics, Socialism, and Cooperation

January 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

Samuel Bowles on Economics and Cooperation

Samuel Bowles, Gary Becker, and Milton Friedman on the Failure of Socialism

The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

January 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Reconsidering a Classic: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

January 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Reconsidering a Classic: Walter Rodney’s “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa”

The seminar on March 19, with commentators Pius Adesanmi and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, focused on Walter Rodney’s influential and much debated book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, originally published in 1972. Rodney was a Guyanese scholar educated first at the University of the West Indies and then at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His pioneering work focused both on the slave trade and on the European colonization of Africa. Rodney was also active politically in Guyana, where he was assassinated in 1980 at the age of thirty-eight.

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