Despite the death of philosopher Karl Marx over 130 years ago, a 2016 poll found Americans under the age of thirty had a more favorable view of socialism than capitalism. Could this be a sign of a new anti-capitalism movement taking over in the US?
Accepted as one of the world’s most influential thinkers, Karl Marx, analysis still remains highly relevant in today’s world. The film highlights interviews by renowned Marxist economist Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus of Economics at UMass – Amherst, and visiting professor at the New School in New York to find out why Marx’s views have stood the test of time.
Prof. Wolff gives an introduction suited for both beginners and seasoned Marxists, with comprehensive explanations of key tenets of Marxism including dialectical and historical materialism, surplus value, crises of overproduction, capitalism’s internal contradictions, and more.
The documentary is a fast-paced film offering no illusions in its judgment of its subject. Even for the most passionate skeptics out there, How Capitalism is Killing Itself attempts to eliminate much of the fear and misconception surrounding the Marxist philosophy.