Episode 8: Three Contradictions of Capitalism

Capitalism and all other socioeconomic systems are riven with contradictions — opposing forces internal to the system that are both necessary to its internal operation and in extreme tension with one another. Are three contradictions at the heart of capitalism — exponential growth, environmental devastation, and consumerism — potentially fatal to our economic system?

In this episode, we discuss David Harvey’s book, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, and consider the past, present, and future of the ways we work, live, and thrive.

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Main Topic

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, David Harvey

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

INTRO: Jon Ellig

LOGO: Jake Karcher

IMAGE: Capitalism, by Spaces Gallery on Flickr

MUSIC: Walk With Me, Silent Partner

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