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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

304: Doing Business Deals to Make Crystal Balls for Evil Wizards

Room 641A // Being a cool Guy Fawkes internet dork // Volkswagen gets labor activists arrested & tortured // A spy chip no bigger than Ben Shapiro

 

Show notes

230: Corporations are Fetal States

Ryan had to go to a wedding this weekend, so we couldn't do an episode this week. Instead we're releasing this old episode about corporations as organs of the state. I haven't listened to it since February, so it could be awesome or terrible. Let me know, unless it's not good, in which case just tell me you liked it anyway.

214: Capital as Power 1: Why CasP/What is Capital?

The first of our Capital as Power (CasP) series, where we begin with why CasP is needed and how it defines capital. If there was anything that was unclear or that you think was incorrect, you can DM me @HandleOfRy.

Capital as Power by Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan

202: Industrial Ecology

Industrial ecology is the study of industrial systems through the lens of ecology. We go over a book that I've had on the subject for a while, and a few articles from the journal Industrial Ecology.

3D Printing and Industrial Ecology

The Ecolabel Fable

Adapting Stand-Alone Renewable Energy Technologies for the Circular Economy through Eco-Design and Recycling

Corals May Have a Taste for Dangerous Plastic