These talks can be freely used for education and training provided attribution is given.
PDF files for videos
Modern communist economics, talk given in Brussels and later made into a video.
The falling rate of profit – an explanation in terms of relative rates of growth of variable and constant capital
Going beyond money How the labour theory of value can be used to replace money.
The gender pay gap its explanation in terms of the Marxist theory of the wage and how it can be eliminated.
The costs of care, womens wages and childcare costs. Compares what childcare workers, mostly women women get paid for childcare work with what nurseries charge.
The laws of wages – the classical and Marxian theories of wage rates
The British crisis – the political crisis around Brexit
The impending catastrophe and how to plan for it – only socialist planning provides a route out of ecological catastrophe
Unproductive labour. talk on the theory of unproductive labour in Marx’s Capital and Theories of Surplus Value
The coming world crisis Talk I originally gave in Mexico but later released as a video on YouTube.
Abstract and Concrete Labour , response to questions at the Historical Materialism conference in 2019
On the complexity order of economic planning, talk to be given by video conference to Brazil
OnMaterialism, Turing and Math, Forth comming lecture on materialism
New Harmony with Julia, a talk on using the Julia programming language to implement combined Leontief and Harmony style planning
Fast Matrix Arithmetic, an account of how I speeded up the Glasgow Pascal Compiler to be competitive with the Julia matrix arithmetic after doing the previous talk.
Socialist Planning and the Environment Crisis, talk that was the basis of an Outline of Political Economy seminar
Eliminating inequality, talk summarising the proposals for eliminating inequality in Towards a New Socialism
Socialist economic planning: theory and practice, talk given to the Edinburgh Young Communists
Other public talks on economics/politics
Why the labour theory of value holds: Evidence and statistical laws, tele lecture given at a the University of Sao Paulo.
Socialist Calculation Machines and Algorithms, talk at the Nov 2019 Historical Materialism conference.
Babbage to Marx to Boltzman, talk given at the British Computer Society post grad meeting in Edinburgh on the connections between computer science and political economy.
Socialist calculation and algorithms talk given in Chelyabinsk Russia
Computers and the economic calculation debate, talk given in Berlin to a Rosa Luxemburg foundation meeting
Big Data and Super-Computers foundations of Cyber Communism, Talk given in Hanoi on the anniversary of the October revolution.
Methods of modelling in the light of information theory and entropy. talk was given at a conference in Mexico City
Introductory lectures of an advanced course on Marxist Science, I was asked to give a course at a Chinese University but the arrangements were not completed in time, this was to be the first lecture.
Entropy and Information in science and political economy
Planning, Computers and Labor Time, joint talk with Allin Cottrell explaining ideas in our book
Information and mass production Analysing capitalist mass production using information theory.
On the possibility of Labour talk trying to understand why labour is possible and why it is the basis of value
Key ideas in our EU crisis report Explains ideas developed with Dave Zachariah about the Eurozone crisis. Talk was given at Karl–Liebknecht–Haus Berlin
Leadership, Democracy and Transitions Theory of socialist leadership: Ideas in Manifesto of the Communist Party, Social Democracy, The impact of the first world war and Russian revolution etc.
The Polarisation of Capital, this is a talk given in the early 2000s reporting on work done in the 1970s when in Communist Formation. It was an early attempt at analysing the dynamics of financial crises.
Why the Greeks did not have useful steam power, The ancient Greeks already had a working steam turbine in Hero’s aeolipile. Why were they not able to turn this to use in industry, pumping water or turning millstones? Why no industrial revolution in antiquity?
On E Democracy
Note that some of these are to political science meetings so the communist politics are toned down a bit.
Democratising budgetary decisions with Handi Vote, an explanation of how mobile phone voting can be used by the population to take economic decisions.
Computers and Economic Democracy Talk that I think I gave in Berlin or in Quito
The basic logistic interface of Participatory Democracy: secure, anonymous cell phone-voting