Marx in the House: Episode 3: Rent Gap + Episode 4: Disinvestment

Gentrification Zone

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Dandelion Salad

Space Babies on Jul 23, 2020

Marx in the House is a series that explores gentrification and housing from a Marxist perspective. In this episode we take a look at how the rent gap is the fundamental theoretical component explaining gentrification. We look at how Ruth Glass spotted and theorized the rent gap first and how Neil Smith elaborated on it.

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Ep 4: Disinvestment || Marx in the House

Space Babies on Jul 30, 2020

Marx in the House is a series that explores gentrification and housing from a Marxist perspective. In this episode we take a look at the first part of the formula for gentrification – disinvestment.

Labor Theory of Value [start at 4:00]

From the archives:

Marx in the House: Episode 1: Intro: Gentrification and Housing + Episode 2: Exchange Value

Caleb Maupin: What is the Lumpenproletariat? + Will Griffin: What Are The Principles of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism?

The Stimulator: Keep Your Rent!

Will Griffin: The Mass Line: A Communist Method of Organizing + What is the Mass Line?

The Science of Marxism

Abby Martin: Eradicating Homelessness

The Difference Between Socialism, Communism, and Marxism Explained by a Marxist

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels