Rethinking Capital (Two-Part Radio Interview with Jonathan Nitzan)

Rethinking Capital (Two-Part Radio Interview with Jonathan Nitzan)
Soong, C. S. and Nitzan, Jonathan. (2012). Against the Grain, KPFA 94.1 FM. 11 & 13 June. (Interview; English).

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Other (Part 2 -- MP3 audio, File size: 49.2 MB)

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FROM THE PROGRAM PAGE: "If capital accumulation is the single most important process of capitalism, then what is capital? We all might assume capital is an economic entity rooted in production and consumption, but Jonathan Nitzan claims otherwise. In Part One of the interview he argues that capital is, instead, a mode of power. He also describes the separation of economics from politics and the bifurcation of the economy into the real and nominal spheres. In Part Two, Nitzan brings up corporate profit-taking, the sabotage by capitalists of industry, and conflicts over energy. He also contends that the concept of the economy as a distinct, objective category needs to be discarded."

Part One: 52 minutes

Part Two: 32 minutes



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capital capitalism cosmology Marxism neoclassical economics power science


BN Civilization & Social Systems
BN Theory
BN Data & Statistics
BN State & Government
BN Region - Middle East
BN Civil Society
BN Institutions
BN Power
BN International & Global
BN Business Enterprise
BN Value & Price
BN Production
BN War & Peace
BN Conflict & Violence
BN Money & Finance
BN History
BN Ideology
BN Distribution
BN Methodology
BN Agency
BN Capital & Accumulation
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14 June 2012

Commentary on:
Capital as Power. A Study of Order and Creorder
Nitzan, Jonathan and Bichler, Shimshon. (2009). RIPE Series in Global Political Economy. London and New York. Routledge. (Book; English).

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