Tag Archives: Capitalism

Episode 3-17: Human Nature and the State

Does Communism require an oppressive state to function?  Does Capitalism?  Does Human Nature make communism impossible?  What is the role of the State, and what do Marxists mean when they talk about it withering away?  Have Republicans been reading Engels? … Continue reading

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Episode 3-15: Capitalist Ideology and Kids Movies

In this episode, Tony, Thad, and I discuss how capitalist ideology finds it’s way into culture and analyze the children’s film “Bee Movie” as an example. Capitalist Ideology and Kids’ Movies (54MB, 60 minutes) -Red

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Epsisode 3-13: Amazon

Tony and Red discuss how Amazon works and how it’s a great example of capitalism. Amazon (40 minutes long and 37 megabytes) Here are links to articles, the bookstore, and the Cracked podcast that we mention in the Episode. http://www.isthmus.com/daily/article.php?article=43651Continue reading

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Unemployment

In capitalist society we have masses of people wishing to work alongside of massive social need. Why can’t capitalism put people to work to address these social needs? In this episode we explore the capitalist need for unemployment. Unemployment

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Estranged Labor Videos 3 and 4

The last two videos in the Estranged labor series are complete.  Check them out!

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Estranged Labor IV

Each day we give our labor away. We surrender the fruits of our labor and we surrender our own ability to decide how to work. Who gets what we produce? Who tells us how to work? If we are alienated, … Continue reading

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Engels’ Burial Speech

In this episode we take a close look at the Eulogy provided by Fredrick Engels at the Funeral of Karl Marx. You’ll hear a reading of the speech and some commentary on it. Engels’ Burial Speech

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