New Episode: Anarchy and Marxism

You asked for an episode on Anarchy, and here it is.  Red and Tony discuss different types of Anarchy, it’s strengths and flaws, as well as some famous anarchists.

Anarchy and Marxism

26Mbs, 28 Mins

 

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2 Responses to New Episode: Anarchy and Marxism

  1. AManWhoPlaysGuitar says:

    I think the the critique of anarchism brought up in this podcast is a critique that pretty much every form of anarchism adresses in some way. Syndicalism handles distribution of goods through syndicates and markets, communism handles it through decentralization and despecialization. Mutualism handles it in the same non way that capitalism does.
    I honestly think that said critique is based on an incomplete understanding of anarchism as it exists.

    • We certainly aren’t experts on anarchism. My personal knowledge stems largely from some works by Emma Goldman and Mikhail Bakunin. That being said, I will say that for anarcho syndicalism reliance on the market for distribution of goods is the same that we do now under capitalism. The market will never be able to provide for people on an equitable basis, because the mechanisms of markets rely on capitalist assumptions like every firm is working towards maximizing profits, and people consume fully and ‘rationally’ of the goods that society produces using ‘perfect’ information. And again acknowledging that I’m no expert on anarchism, I still think that a centrally planned economy is the way to go for a fair and equitable distribution or goods and services.

      -Tony

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