Left Forum video-

At Long Last you can finally see video of a few panels I was on at the 2012 Left Forum by clicking here.

There is this great panel featuring 4 different critiques of David Harvey:

David Harvey and Capitalist Accumulation
Speakers and titles of talks (in the order in which they spoke):
  • Aaron Jaffe: “Some Limits of Harvey’s ‘Accumulation by Dispossession’”
  • Greg Gabrellas: “Morbid Symptoms: Marxist Politics and the Organic Decomposition of Capital”
  • Brendan Cooney: “The Enigma of The Enigma”
  • Andrew Kliman: “David Harvey and the 1970s Milieu”

and this roundtable on Andrew Kliman’s new book:

Roundtable on Andrew Kliman’s “The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession”
Kliman’s is the first book to conclude, on the basis of in-depth analyses of official U.S. data, that Marx’s crisis theory can explain the on-going Great Recession. The panel investigated his discussions of the long-term fall in profitability, the relation of the rate of profit to growth, the underconsumptionist alternative, state control and nationalization, and a non-capitalist alternative.
Speakers (in the order in which they spoke):
  • Alan Freeman
  • Barry Finger
  • Mike West
  • Brendan Cooney
  • Anne Jaclard



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4 Responses to Left Forum video-

  1. Danny Jacobs says:

    So talking to Greg after the conference and since, I pointed out that I thought Mr. Kliman’s point about creating a space for serious Marxist research outside of academia (of which I once wanted to be a part of), is absolutely imperative – literally, we need more Friedrich Engels[s]!

    • ideasofmarx says:

      Allow me to put one last question. What would be the place/social situation/social treatment of the “Consumers”, which are considered the kings of market today? I mean, will there be as much focus of Economic production on them as it is today? Workers are at last the consumers, but in a non-capitalist society, will they[consumers] be given as much priority/importance as they’re given today?

  2. ideasofmarx says:

    Dear everyone on the blog, I’d like to know your views[i.e. you as Marxists] on state control and nationalization. My query is: “Does Marxist alternative in the final analysis means “State control and Nationalization?”. I did saw the entire video given in this post, but maybe missed out on a discussion on this topic.

    It would be of great help if Mr. Brendan or anyone else could address this query of mine. Am studying Marx’s Capital Vol.I, this question keeps coming in my mind, and am unable to zero-in on it.

    –Thank you in advance.

  3. Martin says:

    Hi Brendan,

    Do you know if Alan Freeman has published anything/there is anything online about the theoretical underpinnings of his presentation in the video on Andrew Kliman’s book? Particularly the stuff about whether one should add money capital that has become a commodity into the denominator of the rate of profit and so on?

    Thanks- Martin

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