Thursday, April 10, 2014

The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism by David Harvey

You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist thinker Professor David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism -- its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it.

David Harvey (@profdavidharvey) is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York. Th
is event marks the publication of Professor Harvey's new book, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism.

Murray Low is associate professor of human geography in the Department of Geography & Environment at LSE.

Democracy and Class Struggle welcomes David Harveys attempt to classify contradictions and we have always been unhappy with contradictions being treated has equal and Mao has pointed out how such treatment of contradictions leads to mechanical thinking in his classic work "On Contradiction"

"As we have said we must not treat all contradictions in process as being equal but must distinguish between the principal and the secondary contradictions and pay special attention to grasping the principal one"

Mao Zedong on Contradiction - August 1937

No comments: