Excerpt: /94/ Reading Club 2: Anti-Politics

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In our second Reading Club, we discuss Eliane Glaser’s Anti-Politics (Repeater, 2018) and take readers questions and contributions.

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Excerpt: /88/ Vouchers for Toxicity ft. Anton Jäger

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On post-work. We discuss Anton’s review of David Graeber’s Bullshit Jobs and why it seems to have such appeal, even amongst elites. There is a crisis in the work ethic, but is it an error to counterpose work and leisure and simply opt for leisure? Is leisure even ‘ours’ anymore, or has it been fully colonised by capitalism? Ultimately, is the problem today more about bullshit in jobs, rather than bullshit jobs per se?

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Excerpt: /85/ Reading Club No.1

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In our first Reading Club, we discuss Nancy Fraser’s The Old Is Dying and the New Cannot Be Born (Verso, 2019) and take readers questions and contributions.

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/74/ Order Not Freedom ft. Quinn Slobodian

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On the unexpected origins of neoliberalism. We talk to Quinn Slobodian, author of Globalists, about how neoliberals look back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the League of Nations. Why does neoliberalism talk about freedom, but promote order? Is neoliberalism about more or less state – or is it about what kind of state?

Plus why the genuine neoliberals didn’t care about the Cold War and how Murray Rothbard laid the ground for Trump.

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/72/ Frankly Awesome Lefty Conversation ft. Aaron Bastani [UNLOCKED]

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On ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’. We talk about being pro-technology without being determinist. Does full automation mean the end of work? How do we craft a practical utopian vision? Plus some stuff about wolves and also Brexit.
 
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Preview: /72/ Frankly Awesome Lefty Conversation ft. Aaron Bastani

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On ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’. We talk about being pro-technology without being determinist. Does full automation mean the end of work? How do we craft a practical utopian vision? Plus some stuff about wolves and also Brexit.
 
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/59/ Übermenschen of Capital Pt. 3 ft. Leigh Phillips & Michal Rozworski

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On democratic planning. Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski propose we look at Walmart and other giant corporations as sites of planning, not of markets — and that this fact proves planning works. Rather than rely on markets and market actors to manage production and distribution, we should it ourselves. Do advances in computing mean that the old problems of planning have been overcome? Does planning lead to authoritarianism — or does authoritarianism lead to bad planning? Can we overcome the age of Capitalist Übermenschen?

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