Thomas Piketty on Wealth, Income and Inequality

April 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

The following video is of Thomas Piketty giving a lecture on his new book Capital in the 21st Century. For a review of the book see Martin Wolf in the Financial Times here.



Capital in the Twenty-First Century

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Thomas Piketty speaking on his newly released book on inequality Capital in the Twenty-First Century. For a review of the book see Paul Krugman’s article in the NYRB.

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

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