You asked for it, and we delivered! A laminated blueprint on exactly how to end capitalism, and what to build in its place!
Joking aside, in this episode we explain capitalism, socialism, communism, and anarchism as distinct modes of production. We tackle some of the common arguments for capitalism and against alternatives such as communism. We also explain the pernicious politics of ‘aid’ and exploitation in Global North-South relations, underscoring that this needs to be a global project. We finish with some theoretical and practical ideas for building a post-capitalist future, emphasizing the importance of both embracing uncertainty and of understanding that we ourselves are its authors and creators.
Sources and Links
- Intercepted podcast, Leading Marxist Scholar David Harvey on Trump, Wall Street, and Debt Peonage: https://theintercept.com/2018/01/21/marxist-scholar-david-harvey-on-trump-wall-street-and-debt-peonage/
- David Harvey, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18579571-seventeen-contradictions-and-the-end-of-capitalism
- Jason Hickel, Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/jan/14/aid-in-reverse-how-poor-countries-develop-rich-countries
- Jason Hickel, Exposing the Great Poverty Reduction Lie: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/08/exposing-great-poverty-reductio-201481211590729809.html
- Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and its Discontents Revisited: https://www.wwnorton.co.uk/books/9780393355161-globalization-and-its-discontents-revisited
- John Perkins, The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman: https://www.amazon.com/New-Confessions-Economic-Hit-Man/dp/1626566747/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CKCSXDA2X3ZC17BT3SS2
- Revolutionary Left Radio podcast, Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism w/ Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/red-hangover-legacies-of-20th-century-communism-w-dr-kristen-r-ghodsee
- Under the Skin Podcast, Russel Brand and Jason Hickel, Inequality is Killing Us All. Are We Going to Stop It?: https://www.russellbrand.com/podcast/ep-24-inequality-killing-us-going-stop-jason-hickel/