Week 5 – Conceptualizing the Present

February 16

  • Robert B. Marks, The Origins of the Modern World, Ch. 6 & Conclusion

February 18

  • Steger and Roy, A Brief Introduction to Neoliberalism; Required: Ch. 1 (rest of book recommended) [DOWNLOAD]
  • David Harvey, “Neoliberalism as Creative Destruction,” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (March 2007). [DOWNLOAD]


FiveThirtyEight. “Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World.”

Videos from class 2/16:

FULL VERSION: “1945-1998” BY ISAO HASHIMOTO: http://www.ctbto.org/specials/1945-1998-by-isao-hashimoto/

The shorter version of “1945-1998” on youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W_lLhBt8Vg


UC Berkeley project #GlobalPOV Project: “Who is Dependent on Welfare?”


Not watched in class but in case interested: “Wealth Inequality in America”