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David Harvey’s Animated Lecture

David Harvey’s Animated Lecture

  Have been reading Harvey’s, The Enigma of Capital, and am learning much from him. His breadth of knowledge is impressive, and his background as a geographer adds an oftentimes overlooked aspect of economic theory. Also reading Terry Eagleton’s Why Marx was Right,  which is an excellent response to critics of the 19th century philosopher. Both books are well worth the time, and I’ll be discussing them in more depth later. The video below is a clear, concise explanation of…

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The Local/Global Conundrum

The Local/Global Conundrum

George Scialabba’s excellent collection of essays continues to provoke thought. One arena with a great deal of complexity and contradiction is local control versus centralized control. That dilemma can be extended to all sorts of things, like education, health care, the environment, the arts, the economy and so on. Where should we cede control to localities, and where should we insist on universals of one kind or another? There are arguments to be made on many sides of many issues…

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