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708: Total (Sploshnaia) Collectivization (SLAS Ch. 6)

Ryan and Walk In discuss the CIA-sponsored chapter of Seeing Like a State.

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This is part 5 of a series. If you haven't listened to the previous 4 episodes I recommend listening to them first!

707: The Commons in the Antebellum South (SLAS Supplemental)

Ryan covers the intro to part 3 of Seeing Like a State and takes a slight diversion to read one of the sources cited in that section.

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706: Major General Headmaster Foreman Lenin (SLAS Ch. 5)

Franz from Doomer v. Bloomer joins Ryan to talk about Seeing Like a State Chapter 5, which covers Lenin's school teacher/factory foreman/military general conception of revolution.

Check out the Srsly Wrong Book Club here!

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Production by Casino Socks

705: The Deeply Uncool Zone (SLAS Ch 3 & 4)

Ryan and Tura cover chapters 3 and 4 of Seeing Like a State by James Scott.

This is part of an ongoing series, I recommend listening to the previous episodes if you haven't already.

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Also check out Vida's extremely good talk on childhood trauma

704: Fredo, son of Fredo son of Fredo (SLAS Ch 2)

Chapter 2 of Seeing Like a State, with Sam (@mathmansam)

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yungneothread on anti-semitism

Sam mentioned: Falguni Sheth, Towards a Political Philosophy of Race

703: Whoops We Killed the Whole Forest, but Rationally (SLAS Ch 1)

Ryan and Nate (@theRadicleLeft) of the Works in Theory podcast kick off a series about Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott.

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702: YIMBYs and NIMBYs and All Kinda IMBYs!

Well, as it turns out I was not able to release this episode before a new COVID strain came out. Ah well. Nevertheless, this is about housing.

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701: Cyberjunk 2077

We are back for 2021!

Ryan, Emily (@minusplnp) and John (@ExJohnValdez) talk about the latest big blockbuster video game

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Resources to help trans people on Rainy TERF Island:

Petition to the BBC to stop platforming hate groups

Funding a legal challenge to anti-transgender court ruling

A charity fund for trans healthcare run by Emily's clinic

Srsly Neighbors 1: Economics as Horseshit

Srsly Wrong and Neighbor Science present their first crossover episode, Wrong Science; Neighbor Wrong; Srsly Neighbors. 
Aaron, Shawn, and Ryan discuss some of the foundational assumptions of neoclassical economics, which are so ridiculous they're almost unbelievable.

Show Notes (contains a lot of information we didn't cover in the episode)

Books referenced:

A State that Forces Everyone to Do Handicrafts, Pt.2 (w/Samuel Miller McDonald & yungneocon)

This is a two-part episode. Part 2 will come out next week.

Samuel Miller McDonald (@sjmmcd) and yungneocon (@yungneocon) come on the show to critique several articles on degrowth

Samuel's Website

Be sure to check out Samuel's upcoming book: 

Articles we discuss in this episode (not just in this part):

John Cassidy's Article

Noah Smith's Article

Blogspot Article


Additional resources:

C4SS article on degrowth

Robin Hahnel article that attempts and fails to debunk degrowth (PDF)

yungneothread on degrowth

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