We are joined by John (@exJohnValdez) from Pastrami Hour to talk about an article Ryan wrote on the state & class.
Belt and road initiative. With Trewbot (@trewbot) and Chloe (@shtpostscarcity)
We are joined by everyone's favorite tweet thread boi, @yungneocon, to talk about whether Soviet-style central planning is any more or less capable of addressing ecological crises than capitalism. We also discuss our favorite leftist policy guy, Matty B.
Thread on forced settlement: https://twitter.com/yungneocon/status/1120483025593282561
Thread on energy & ecology: https://twitter.com/yungneocon/status/1094707171361767424
Big buncha free books: https://twitter.com/yungneocon/status/1118335036246364161
Sources mentioned by yungneocon:
Against the Grain - James C. Scott (Ryan also highly recommends this one)
Protocol - Alexander Galloway
Soviet Faiths & Lost Alternatives
From Newspeak to Cyberspeak
The Entrepreneurial State
Seeing Like a State - James C. Scott
Kris and Ryan go over a debate that flared up on Jacobin about MMT
Correction: Ryan said Gerald Connolly (his rep) when he meant John Conyers. Gerald hasn't been cancelled yet.
We asked listeners for some Qs that we could A. Kris and Ryan discuss Attack on Titan and Black Clover.
Shannon Strucci (StrucciMovies, @plentyofalcoves) joins us to talk about parasocial interaction and One Piece.
Shannon mentioned this video in the show
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Ryan and Kris talk about government bonds and read an article by Lanny Samuels or whatever his name is. World Bank guy.
The other sabotage episode is 218
Outro: All is Stupid - Win a Sheep Free
We are joined by Soy boi of the deep (@halfasstroknot) and Trew (@trewbot) to talk about deep sea mining, Gargantia of the Verdurous Planet, and Blue Submarine No. 6
We tried a new recording technology today to get multi-track remote recording and my audio sounds worse than usual and drops out at some points, but you should be able to fill stuff in.
Outro is 青の覚醒 from the Blue Submarine No. 6 soundtrack