Friday, 2 July 2010

RSA Animate - Crises of Capitalism

In the video above Marxist geographer and urbanist David Harvey offers an overview of his recent research into the current economic crisis: The Enigma of Capital and the Crisis of Capital. Key for Harvey is the idea that 'capitalism never solves its crisis problems', rather 'it moves them around geographically'.

This excellent video is the most recent in a of a series produced by the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). Like the videos on TED these are designed to make new ideas and research accessible to the public. In the case of the RSA animations

Those interested in learning more about the Marxist ideas informing Harvey's analysis are encouraged to visit his website which includes a course of 13 video lectures on Marx's Capital: Volume 1.

The animation above is an abridged version of the full RSA hosted lecture which can be found here.

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