There has been, quite correctly, a lot of talk among Marxists these days of crisis theory. In this audio file of a speech given last week David Harvey takes a look at how capitalism attempts to resolve its crises. His talk, The Enigma of Capital, raises a bunch of issues for us.
The upshot? “Is what is going on right now the end of neo-liberalism?…My view of neo-liberalism is that all along it has been about the attempt to restore and consolidate class power. From that perspective I don’t think what we are seeing right now is the end of that at all. I think it is the culmination rather than the end of it.”
Apologies for the “filler”; school and work beckon this week.