Question 1: Isn’t socialism what they had in Russia, China, or Cuba?

In this episode Red and I are joined by our good friend Thad, who asks us, “Isn’t socialism what they had in Russia, China, or Cuba?”

Question 1 (38 minutes, 35 MBs)

Links:

http://www.worldsocialism.org/

http://www.socialism.com/

World Socialist Website Daily Audio Podcast

A few Wikipedia links:

Rosa Luxemburg

Karl Liebknecht

Spartacus League

Deng Xiaoping

-Tony

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Commodity Fetishism

Join Red Wagner and I as we talk about commodity fetishism and its consequences.

Commodity Fetishism (33.4 MBs, 36 Minutes)

Links:

Capital Vol. 1 Chapter 1 Section 4: THE FETISHISM OF COMMODITIES AND THE SECRET THEREOF on the Marxist Internet Archives (This is from the 1st English edition, I would recommend reading the version we mention in the episode, but this is the only version I know of that we can legally link to, it’s says basically the same thing, it’s just has a little less polish)

Again David Harvey’s Reading Marx’s Capital (it is really wonderful)

Late addition: A Reddit user put up this link to the Fairtrade International where you have to apply to get a Fair Trade certification. (Though it is unclear if there are any laws requiring this certification for labeling outside of Sweden.)

-Tony

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Red Education

In this episode, we talk to Red Wagner about…Red Wagner and his views on education.

Red Education  (49.1 MBs, 53 Minutes)

Links:

Watch the corporation on YouTube, free! (I did indeed go and watch it after we recorded this episode, and I highly recommend it.)

Alfie Kohn’s website

-Tony

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Tony and Wisconsin

In this episode, we learn more about Tony and discuss the Wisconsin Uprising.

Tony and Wisconsin

50 Megs, 55 Minutes

Links:

David Harvey’s site where you can find his “Reading Marx’s Capital”

Jacobin magazine’s site

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Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century

In this episode Red and I review Thomas Piketty’s magnum opus Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Episode 3-5 Capital in the 21st Century (Length 52 minutes, Size 47.7 MBs)

 

Links for things that we refer to in this episode:

Esteban Ezequiel Maito’s Piketty against Piketty. The tendency of the rate of profit to fall in United Kingdom and Germany since XIX century confirmed by Piketty´s data

YouTube video explaining exponential growth.

David Harvey’s Review of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

-Tony

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Socialism and Internet Media

In this episode, Tony and Red discuss how economics are discussed on other popular podcasts.

Socialism and Internet Media

 

Length: 1 hour 8 minutes

File size: 63 Megs

 

CPG Grey’s Site

Cracked’s site

 

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Wages for Facebook

We’re back on youtube.  If you prefer to listen on youtube, here is the link for the “Wages for Facebook” episode.

http://youtu.be/DVAF-PLf1kY

-Red

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