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417: Hypothetical carbon sucking machine gosplan (w/yungneocon)

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)

Farm to Factory - Robert C. Allen

A New Welfare Theory - Albert & Hahnel

The Mirage of an Economics of Knowledge - Philip Mirowski

What every environmentalist needs to know about capitalism - Magdoff & Foster

The Origins of Fossil Capital - Malm

Protocol - Alexander Galloway

Soviet Faiths & Lost Alternatives

From Newspeak to Cyberspeak

The Entrepreneurial State

Seeing Like a State - James C. Scott

Magnetic Mountain