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Las capitales del capitalismo

[25/02/2016, Daniel Santini*] En esta entrevista, el geógrafo David Harvey, profesor emérito de Antropología y Geografía de la City University of New York (CUNY), analiza la urbanización del mundo y sostiene que es preciso combatir el capitalismo mediante la radicalización en las ciudades. ilustración: Tulipa Ruiz, Daniel Epstein A David Harvey no le gusta São Paulo. “Estuve en la ciudad en los años 1970, y también … Continue reading Las capitales del capitalismo

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Algunas ideas sobre Piketty

[ David Harvey] Publicado por Guillem Murcia, 20 mayo 2014. A continuación publicamos la reseña que el profesor David Harvey ha hecho del libro de Thomas Piketty “El Capital en el siglo XXI”. David Harvey es profesor en la City University of New York, y lleva más de 40 años enseñando, divulgando e investigando sobre la opera magna de Marx, El Capital. Entre sus contribuciones se halla una serie de clases en vídeo sobre la obra … Continue reading Algunas ideas sobre Piketty

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Afterthoughts on Piketty’s Capital

[David Harvey] Thomas Piketty has written a book called Capital that has caused quite a stir. He advocates progressive taxation and a global wealth tax as the only way to counter the trend towards the creation of a “patrimonial” form of capitalism marked by what he dubs “terrifying” inequalities of wealth and income. He also documents in excruciating and hard to rebut detail how social … Continue reading Afterthoughts on Piketty’s Capital

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The Right to the City

[David Harvey – New Left Review 53, 2008] We live in an era when ideals of human rights have moved centre stage both politically and ethically. A great deal of energy is expended in promoting their significance for the construction of a better world. But for the most part the concepts circulating do not fundamentally challenge hegemonic liberal and neoliberal market logics, or the dominant modes … Continue reading The Right to the City

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The Crisis of Capitalism This Time Around

[David Harvey – prologue of “Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism” (Profile Books, 2014)] Crises are essential to the reproduction of capitalism. It is in the course of crises that the instabilities of capitalism are confronted, reshaped and re-engineered to create a new version of what capitalism is about. Much gets torn down and laid waste to make way for the new. Once-productive landscapes … Continue reading The Crisis of Capitalism This Time Around

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David Harvey interview: The importance of postcapitalist imagination

[David Harvey, 2013] Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from an interview that ran in Red Pepper and the Irish Left Review in which Harvey sets out some ideas from his new book on the contradictions of capital. He says creating a post-capitalist world requires changing the monetary system and creating a common property regime. Q. Is the era of finance capitalism which has developed … Continue reading David Harvey interview: The importance of postcapitalist imagination

Organizing for the Anti-Capitalist Transition

[David Harvey, World Social Forum 2010] The historical geography of capitalist development is at a key inflexion point in which the geographical configurations of power are rapidly shifting at the very moment when the temporal dynamic is facing very serious constraints.  Three percent compound growth (generally considered the minimum satisfactory growth rate for a healthy capitalist economy) is becoming less and less feasible to sustain … Continue reading Organizing for the Anti-Capitalist Transition