articles tagged "Capitalism"

Surveillance Capitalism

Thursday, 3 July 2014 | A Public Affair
Bob McChesney

Have you ever wondered about the roots of the surveillance apparatus in the United States? Scholar Bob McChesney would like to introduce you to General Eisenhower. more »

The Making of Global Capitalism

Thursday, 12 December 2013 | A Public Affair
Cover of The Making of Global Capitalism

Just how big of a role does United States play in global capitalism? more »

Disaster Capitalism Hits New York

Thursday, 7 February 2013 | A Public Affair
DisasterCap

On Thursday February 7th, host Allen Ruff interviewed journalist Arun Gupta about his article “Disaster Capitalism Hits New York.” Arun Gupta is co-founder of the Occupy Wall Street Journal and a founding editor of the award-winning grassroots NYC newspaper The Indypendent. more »

Getting Past Capitalism

Friday, 4 January 2013 | A Public Affair
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On Friday January fourth, host Esty Dinur spoke with author Cynthia Kaufman about her book, “Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope.” Kaufman is the director of the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement at De Anza College as well as a teacher of Philosophy. She has written the book, “Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change” (South End Press 2003). She is a lifelong activist, having been involved with Central America Solidarity work, union organizing, work against police abuse, housing rights, and most recently work to prevent destruction of the climate. “Getting Past Capitalism begins with a critique of the impacts of capitalism on human society and the environment. It looks in new ways at what …. more »

“Capitalism Hits the Fan”

Thursday, 9 August 2012 | A Public Affair

On Thursday August 9, Allen Ruff spoke with Marxist economist Richard Wolff, the author of “Capitalism Hits the Fan” whom some of you may have recently seen on Charlie Rose’s PBS program alongside David Harvey. They discussed the current economic crisis and related matters. “Capitalism Hits the Fan chronicles one economist’s growing alarm and insights as he watched, from 2005 onwards, the economic crisis build, burst, and then dominate world events. The argument here differs sharply from most other explanations offered by politicians, media commentators, and other academics. Step by step, Professor Wolff shows that deep economic structures—the relationship of wages to profits, of workers to boards of directors, and of debts to income—account for the crisis. The …. more »

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