Sunday, March 18, 2018

David Harvey on "Accumulation by Dispossession"

I encourage you to listen to this 7-minute talk by Dr. David Harvey who is one of the leading experts on neoliberalism.  If you want to investigate neoliberalism more closely, consider reading one of his books that he mentions in this brief presentation titled, A Brief History of Neoliberalism.

He makes the point that we should all engage in political struggles against "accumulation by dispossession," a phrase that he coined.  He argues that these struggles, including "peasant-worker alliances," are just as important as proletarian class—or workers' party—struggles of the past.

If we are to reduce extant inequalities, we have to construct the idea of an oppositional force of those that are dispossessed of their assets and rights.  Do listen and draw your own thoughts and ideas from his presentation.

Angela Valenzuela

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