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Big Ideas - ABC RN
Reimagining higher education

Big Ideas - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 54:05


Universities are not what they used be. Some argue they are now quasi-businesses, competing with one another for market share, and revenue. How have universities drifted from their original mission? Might the covid pandemic, and the climate emergency, trigger a conversation about how we can reimagine higher education? Richard Hil and Kristen Lyons hope so

Big Ideas
Reimagining higher education

Big Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 54:05


Universities are not what they used be. Some argue they are now quasi-businesses, competing with one another for market share, and revenue. How have universities drifted from their original mission? Might the covid pandemic, and the climate emergency, trigger a conversation about how we can reimagine higher education? Richard Hil and Kristen Lyons hope so

The Neoliberal Podcast
What is Modern Neoliberalism ft. Cardiff Garcia & The New Bazaar

The Neoliberal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 69:07


This week's episode is a joint episode with The New Bazaar Podcast. The New Bazaar is a podcast hosted by Cardiff Garcia (formerly of NPR's The Indicator) that discusses topics in economics, policy and politics. Cardiff interviewed me for an episode of The New Bazaar on modern neoliberalism: Where did we come from? What do we believe? Are we as bad as the critics say? We're releasing it on both the The New Bazaar and the Neoliberal Podcast, so if you enjoy today's episode go check out The New Bazaar here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-new-bazaar/id1580156414 To make sure you hear every episode, join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/neoliberalproject. Patrons get access to exclusive bonus episodes, our sticker-of-the-month club, and our insider Slack.  Become a supporter today! Got questions for the Neoliberal Podcast?  Send them to mailbag@neoliberalproject.org Follow us at: https://twitter.com/ne0liberal https://www.instagram.com/neoliberalproject/ https://www.twitch.tv/neoliberalproject   Join a local chapter at https://neoliberalproject.org/join  

The New Bazaar
What Neoliberalism Means Now

The New Bazaar

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 73:12


Cardiff speaks with Jeremiah Johnson, the co-founder and political director of The Neoliberal Project, to discuss the historical evolution of what it means to be Neoliberal, and why advocates and critics of Neoliberalism so often talk past each other.Jeremiah clarifies for Cardiff the current Neoliberal position on taxes, unions, healthcare, Universal Basic Income, privatization of public services, trade with China, the minimum wage, regulation, and more issues. They discuss the challenges of shifting the definition of a word that ideological opponents and others have already fixed in their minds, why disputes over definitions are nothing new, and why Jeremiah is hopeful.This episode is simultaneously being featured on The Neoliberal Podcast, which Jeremiah hosts, and which features economists, academics, and industry leaders—including both advocates and, admirably, critics of Neoliberalism.Related links:The Neoliberal ProjectThe Neoliberal PodcastJeremiah Johnson on Twitter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

#CSK8 Podcast
Reconceptualizing “Music Making:” Music Technology and Freedom in the Age of Neoliberalism

#CSK8 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 21:11


In this episode I unpack Benedict and O'Leary's (2019) publication titled “Reconceptualizing “music making:” Music technology and freedom in the age of Neoliberalism,” which explores the use of computer science practices to counter neoliberal influence on education.Click here for this episode's show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.

1Dime Radio
The Truth about the European Union

1Dime Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 131:37


Exclusive episode on "socialist patriotism" on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OneDime In this episode of the 1Dime Radio podcast, Paul from Marxist Paul and I present a critical leftist look at the European union (EU). Should the left support the European Union? Is there a leftist case for leaving the EU? Should countries leave the EU? In this podcast Paul and I discuss the problems with the EU such as currency sovereignty, Imperialism, Neoliberalism, Neo-Colonialism, Racism, and lack of democracy. Undemocratic structure of the European parliament, the Eurozone, free trade, and the debate about immigration. Marxist Paul is a Marxist Irish Socialist Republican YouTuber that makes 101 explainer videos on socialism and Marxist theory. Check out Marxist Paul's channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarxistPaul In this podcast we cover: 1. Imperialism, The purpose of the EU and its founding -Definition of capitalist imperialism and how the EU fits into this framework (as an international monopolist capitalist association) -The origins of the EU (ECSC, EEC, etc.) 2. Institutionalized Neoliberalism -EU law's Neoliberal agenda; the four freedoms; -The EU as inherently anti-democratic -Capital Control Laws -The Problem with the Euro and Lack of Currency Sovereignty 3. Lexit? Should Leftists Support Leaving the EU? -Socialism is impossible within the EU -The EU is inherently anti-democratic -The EU is a colonialist, white supremacist institution: Fortress Europa. Support 1Dime on Patreon at patreon.com/OneDime

The Healthcare Policy Podcast ®  Produced by David Introcaso
Dr. Lynn Parramore Discusses Neoliberalism's Effects on the Economy and Health Care (April 28th)

The Healthcare Policy Podcast ® Produced by David Introcaso

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022


Listen Now This interview relates to numerous previous podcasts, however, to date I have not specifically discussed economic neoliberalism. The...

ICU Doc Talk
Ep. 1 Intro, RaDonda, Husel and Neoliberalism

ICU Doc Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 25:05


First 2 minutes bad sound, gets better after. Intro to me and my ramblings.

COMPLEXITY
David Krakauer on Emergent Political Economies and A Science of Possibility (EPE 01)

COMPLEXITY

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 52:57


The world is unfair — but how much of that unfairness is inevitable, and how much is just contingency? After centuries of efforts to arrive at formal theories of history, society, and economics, most of us still believe and act on what amounts to myth. Our predecessors can't be faulted for their lack of data, but in 2022 we have superior resources we're only starting to appreciate and use. In honor of the Santa Fe Institute's new role as the hub of an international research network exploring Emergent Political Economies, we dedicate this new sub-series of Complexity Podcast to conversations on money, power, governance, and justice. Subscribe for a new stream of dialogues and trialogues between SFI's own diverse scholastic community and other acclaimed political economists, historians, and authors of speculative fiction.Welcome to COMPLEXITY, the official podcast of the Santa Fe Institute. I'm your host, Michael Garfield, and every other week we'll bring you with us for far-ranging conversations with our worldwide network of rigorous researchers developing new frameworks to explain the deepest mysteries of the universe.In this episode, we talk with SFI President David Krakauer about the goals of this research theme and what SFI brings to the table. We discuss the legacy of long-standing challenges to quantitative history and mathematical economics, how SFI thinks differently about these topics, and a brief outline of the major angles we'll explore in this sub-series over the next year-plus — including the roles of dimension, causality, algorithms, scaling, innovation, emergence, and more.Subscribe to Complexity Podcast for upcoming episodes with an acclaimed line-up of scholars including Diane Coyle, Eric Beinhocker, Ricardo Hausmann, Doyne Farmer, Steven Teles, Rajiv Sethi, Jenna Bednar, Tom Ginsburg, Niall Ferguson, Neal Stephenson, Paul Smaldino, C. Thi Nguyen, John Kay, John Geneakoplos, and many more to be announced…If you value our research and communication efforts, please subscribe to Complexity Podcast wherever you prefer to listen, rate and review us at Apple Podcasts, and consider making a donation — or finding other ways to engage with us — at santafe.edu/engage. You can find the complete show notes for every episode, with transcripts and links to cited works, at complexity.simplecast.com.Thank you for listening!Join our Facebook discussion group to meet like minds and talk about each episode.Podcast theme music by Mitch Mignano.Follow us on social media:Twitter • YouTube • Facebook • Instagram • LinkedInMentions and additional resources:Emergent Political Economies and A Science of Possibilityby David Krakauer for SFI Parallax Newsletter, Spring 2022 EditionPolicing stabilizes construction of social niches in primatesby Jessica Flack, Michelle Girvan, Frans de Waal, and David Krakauer in NatureConflicts of interest improve collective computation of adaptive social structuresby Eleanor Brush, David Krakauer, and Jessica Flack in Science AdvancesThe Star Gazer and the Flesh Eater: Elements of a Theory of Metahistoryby David C. Krakauer in History, Big History, and Metahistory at SFI PressThe Cultural Evolution of National Constitutionsby Daniel Rockmore, Chen Fang, Nick Foti, Tom Ginsburg, & David Krakauer in SSRNScaling of Hunter-Gatherer Camp Size and Human Socialityby José Lobo, Todd Whitelaw, Luís M. A. Bettencourt, Polly Wiessner, Michael E. Smith, & Scott Ortman in Current AnthropologyW. Brian Arthur on Complexity Podcast (eps. 13, 14, 68, 69)Reflections on COVID-19 with David Krakauer & Geoffrey West (Complexity Podcast)The Dawn of Everythingby David Graeber and David Wengrow at Macmillan PublishersMitch Waldrop speaks on the history of SFI (Twitter excerpts)The Hedgehog and the Foxby Isaiah BerlinWar and Peaceby Leo TolstoyOn the Application of Mathematics to Political Economyby F. Y. Edgeworth in Journal of the Royal Statistical SocietyHow Economics Became A Mathematical Scienceby E. Roy Weintraub at Duke University PressMachine Dreamsby Philip Mirowski at Cambridge University PressAll Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (TV series)by Adam Curtis for BBCCan't Get You Out of My Head (TV series)by Adam Curtis for BBCThe Collective Computation Group at SFISeeing Like A Stateby James. C Scott at Yale BooksUncertain timesby Jessica Flack and Melanie Mitchell at AeonAt the limits of thoughtby David Krakauer at AeonPreventative Citizen-Based Medicineby David Krakauer for the SFI Transmissions: Reflections seriesThe uncertainty paradox. Can science make uncertainty optimistic?by Stuart Firestein (SFI Seminar)

The Arts of Travel
Temur Umarov: The Economic Relationships of Central Asia, Russia & China

The Arts of Travel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 56:26


I spoke to policy expert Temur Umarov on the economic relationships between Central Asia, Russia & China as well as how regional policies (Xinjiang, One Belt One Road, The War in Ukraine) are impacting capitalism throughout the region. It's a fascinating conversation on Neoliberalism, Shock Therapy, and the global importance of Central Asia. For more w. Temur, you can find his biography here: https://carnegiemoscow.org/experts/1738 Music by Scarim: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDWvl8awZxSfoPRtsjw2zhw

konflikt Podcast
Discussion | Branko Milanovic – Left vs. Right Views on Neoliberalism

konflikt Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 72:12


Economist Branko Milanovic is a leading expert on global income distribution. Erik talked to him to discuss economic transformations, border policy, and left- vs right-wing approaches to global inequality. konflikt + abonnieren: https://konfliktmag.de/mitgliedschaften/konflikt-plus/ konflikt unterstützen: https://konfliktmag.de/unterstuetzen/ Postliberal kaufen: https://antaios.de/gesamtverzeichnis-antaios/reihe-kaplaken/124066/postliberal +++++++++++++ konflikt Magazin Telegram: t.me/konfliktmagazin +++++++++++++ Website: konfliktmag.de E-Mail: redaktion@konfliktmag.de +++++++++++++ Twitter: twitter.com/konfliktmag Facebook: www.facebook.com/konfliktmag +++++++++++++ DLive: dlive.tv/konfliktmag Podcast: konfliktmagazin.podbean.com +++++++++++++ Image: Niccolò Caranti (CC BY-SA 4.0), has been edited. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Branko_Milanović_-_Festival_Economia_2018.jpg  

The Un-Diplomatic Podcast
Environmental Anarchy w/ the Kurt Vonnegut of International Relations: Interview w/ Dr. Mark Beeson | Ep. 116

The Un-Diplomatic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 93:34


In this episode of the Un-Diplomatic Podcast, Dr. Van Jackson interviews Dr. Mark Beeson about his new book, Environmental Anarchy: Security in the 21st Century. They talk about doing international relations in an era of climate crisis, Asian security, the promise and perils of Marxist theory, the problem of neoliberalism, progressive alliances with realists, democracy on the back foot, and much more.Environmental Anarchy: Security in the 21st Century: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/environmental-anarchyOur conversation on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0-TyJ6HJnU&t=2519s

UNDER THE RADAR with Host Frank Fear
Larry Busch on “What Good is Higher Education?”

UNDER THE RADAR with Host Frank Fear

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 58:24


Larry Busch delivered this keynote address at the conference Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education, which was held at Michigan State University on March 27-28, 2015. Professor Busch, who held the title of distinguished professor, passed away in December 2019. “Thank you for all the moments that have made my life an excellent one.” Larry wrote a few days before he passed away. We say the same thing to Larry, He will continue to teach and inspire us. "His ideas and love of humanity are carried on by those who knew him." wrote Professor Ruben Martinez recently. Martinez organized and convened the 2015 conference.

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer
How neoliberalism happened (with George Monbiot and Binyamin Appelbaum)

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 59:11


It's trendy to mock the malicious pervasiveness of neoliberalism now, but have you ever wondered what its origins are? This week, George Monbiot and Binyamin Appelbaum join the show to uncover just where the dominant economic theory of our time came from and how it took hold. This episode was originally recorded and released in October 2019. George Monbiot writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the author of a number of books, most recently ‘Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis'. As an investigative journalist and self-described “professional troublemaker,” George uncovers the complicated truths behind the world's most persistent problems.  Twitter: @GeorgeMonbiot Binyamin Appelbaum writes about economics and business for the editorial page of The New York Times. From 2010 to 2019, he was a Washington correspondent for the Times, covering economic policy in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. His new book, ‘The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society' is a Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller.  Twitter: @BCAppelbaum Further reading:  Out of the Wreckage: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781786632890 The Economists' Hour: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780316512329 Neoliberalism - the ideology at the root of all our problems: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot Games Economists Play: http://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/marshall-steinbaum-games-economists-play Website: http://pitchforkeconomics.com/ Twitter: @PitchforkEcon Instagram: @pitchforkeconomics Nick's twitter: @NickHanauer

The Bad + Bitchy Podcast
Episode 124: You can't Girlboss your way out of neoliberalism *SUBSCRIBER PREVIEW*

The Bad + Bitchy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 15:35


This week the Bitches discuss Budget 2022. Become a paid subscriber to access the full episode.

Latin Waves Media
Dr Aviva Chomsky “Her latest book Organizing for Power: Building a 21st Century Labor Movement”

Latin Waves Media

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 28:38


Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Aviva Chomsky, about creating a labour movement for the 21st century. The triumph of Neoliberalism has meant that the state no longer works toward the welfare of its population but rather to improve corporations conditions to profit. She speaks of the changing face of the labour movement, the diversity of voices that are forging a wider and more inclusion vision of labour rights and responsibilities to social justice. Support Latin Waves by becoming a member for as little as $1 per month. www.latinwavesmedia.com

The Real News Podcast
Rise of the Right: The Right International

The Real News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 76:39


The election of Donald Trump and the siege of the US Capitol on Jan. 6 made clear the rising political power of the right in America, but this is not an isolated phenomenon—right-wing power is surging across the globe. From India, Brazil, and the Philippines, to Hungary and the US, we find right-wing political movements that are challenging the established order and that are fueled by anti-immigration mania, racism, patriarchy, historical nostalgia, as well as the destruction wrought by colonialism, the fall of Leninist states, and the failure of modern capitalism to meet the needs of masses of people. How are these manifestations of far-right politics similar to one another, where do they differ, and how do we fight against them?In this special series of The Marc Steiner Show, co-hosted by Marc Steiner and Bill Fletcher Jr., we will examine the rise of the right in the US and beyond, we will explore the different tendencies and motivations fueling today's surge in far-right politics, and we will engage with a range of critical voices who can help us understand how we got here and what we can do about it. In Episode Four of “Rise of the Right,” Marc and Bill are joined by Kristóf Szombati, Sadia Abbas, and Dimitri Lascaris to discuss the international dimensions and connections between far-right movements around the globe in the 21st century.Kristóf Szombati is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany, and the author of The Revolt of the Provinces: Anti-Gypsyism and Right-Wing Politics in Hungary. Sadia Abbas is an associate professor of postcolonial studies in the Department of English at Rutgers University-Newark, where she is also the director of the Center for European Studies; she is the author of At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament and the novel The Empty Room. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist, and was a candidate in the last federal Green Party leadership race in Canada, finishing second with just over 10,000 votes. He is also a longtime contributor and current board member at The Real News.Tune in every Monday over the next month for new installments of this special series of The Marc Steiner Show on TRNN.Read the transcript of this podcast: Pre-Production: Dwayne Gladden, Stephen Frank, Kayla Rivara, Maximillian Alvarez, Jocelyn DombroskiStudio: Dwayne GladdenPost-Production: Stephen FrankHelp us continue producing The Marc Steiner Show by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer:Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-pod-mssSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/nl-pod-stGet The Marc Steiner Show updates: https://therealnews.com/up-pod-stLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews

Keen On Democracy
Gary Gerstle: What Exactly Is “Neo-liberalism” and What Should Replace Our Current Neoliberal Order?

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 45:34


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Gary Gerstle, the author of The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era. Gary Gerstle is Paul Mellon Professor of American History Emeritus and Paul Mellon Director of Research at the University of Cambridge. He is the author and editor of more than ten books, including two prizewinners, American Crucible (2017) and Liberty and Coercion (2015). He is a Guardian columnist and has also written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New Statesman, Dissent, The Nation, and Die Zeit, among others. He frequently appears on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, ITV 4, Talking Politics, and NPR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Un-Diplomatic Podcast
Neoliberal Strategy Kills Asian Security: Big Reveal on the Pacific Power Paradox Book with Asia Society Korea Branch | Ep. 114

The Un-Diplomatic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 53:41


In the first ever reveal of his forthcoming book, Pacific Power Paradox: American Statecraft and the Fate of the Asian Peace, Dr. Van Jackson attempts to untangle the politics, economics, security, and strategic statecraft in an Asia-Pacific region experiencing accelerated change. Jackson focused on how regional change can affect U.S. alliance partners such as South Korea while shedding some light on U.S. strategy-making in the Asia-Pacific region. The conversation was moderated by Asia Society Korea Senior Contributor Dr. Mason Richey. Asia Society on YouTube: http://AsiaSociety.org/YouTube Support Asia Society today: http://AsiaSociety.org/Donate Asia Society Korea Webpage: https://asiasociety.org/korea/meet-author-whither-asian-peace-future-politics-economics-and-security-asia-pacific

Work Stoppage
Overtime Episode 13 PREVIEW - The Decline of American Unionism Part 2

Work Stoppage

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 16:56


If you're not a patron you can get the full episode by visiting patreon.com/workstoppage and support us with $5 a month. In the second part of our series on the decline of the US labor movement, we discuss the impact of business unionism in the 1970s and the 1980s.  We dispel the commonly promoted image that Jimmy Carter was a friend of the working class, and cover some of the many anti-labor actions taken by his administration.  We cover the Reagan years, the PATCO strike, and the rise of Neoliberalism.  Finally we go over the development and spread of Lean Manufacturing and Just-In-Time Logistics, and how those methods of management have come to shape today's labor environment.  Throughout, we show how the class collaborationist ideology of business unionism left the major US labor unions totally unprepared to deal with the assault by business in the 70s and 80s.  In our last episode of the series, we will discuss some of the more recent developments in the 90s and 2000s, some myths and realities of our current labor climate, and what we need to change to rebuild a strong labor movement in the US. Join the discord: discord.gg/tDvmNzX Follow the pod @WorkStoppagePod on Twitter, John @facebookvillain, and Lina @solidaritybee.

Women belong in the House
White Picket Fence S2 E4: The Rise of Neoliberalism

Women belong in the House

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 32:29


This week, Julie dives deep into the economic ideology that arose alongside social conservatism and prevented public investments in care.We'll break down what “neoliberalism” is and what the rise of it has meant for family life -- how the mix of low taxes, deregulation, and privatization has made family life more economically precarious for the vast majority of Americans. 

AmLit Readers: American Literature, Culture, and History Podcast
Yellowstone (tv show), Democracy, and Neoliberalism

AmLit Readers: American Literature, Culture, and History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 49:50


Discussion of using popular culture to understand the dynamics of democracy, civic engagement, and neoliberalism in contemporary culture. Texts mentioned include the television episode "Day Break" from Yellowstone, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Kevin Costner movies.

Turn Leftist Podcast
071: On Australian Neoliberalism feat. Jarrod

Turn Leftist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 88:03


This week we sat down with our good friend and patron Jarrod to talk about the history of neoliberal economic policy and privatization in Australia. For anyone interested in donating to the Red Nation Podcast patreon: https://www.patreon.com/redmediapr Sterling: twitter.com/turnleftistpod Ward: instagram.com/millennialleftist twitter.com/wardlawley Jaron: instagram.com/jarondagan Cosper: patreon.com/existence_is_innocent Mike: instagram.com/turnleftist.v5 Sources: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/02/australian-labor-party-alp-right-faction-neoliberalism https://www.solidarity.net.au/mag/back/2012/50/labors-accord-how-hawke-and-keating-began-a-neo-liberal-revolution/ https://redflag.org.au/node/5839 https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/03/australian-labor-party-paul-keating-privatization-neoliberalism https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-12/lewisandwoods-selling-off-the-brand/4566524 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/04/the-big-con-how-neoliberals-convinced-us-there-wasnt-enough-to-go-around https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privatisation_in_Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-08-05/water-theft-charges-dismissed-against-cotton-growers/12526968 https://theconversation.com/while-towns-run-dry-cotton-extracts-5-sydney-harbours-worth-of-murray-darling-water-a-year-its-time-to-reset-the-balance-133342 https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-01-30/cotton-growers-targeted-online-over-menindee-fish-kill/10739146#:~:text=Cotton%20farmers%20and%20conservationists%20are,far%2Dwest%20New%20South%20Wales https://chaser.com.au/national/an-exhaustive-list-of-the-liberal-partys-corruption-over-the-last-7-years/ https://newpolitics.com.au/2020/02/20/a-short-history-of-corruption/

The Un-Diplomatic Podcast
Oligarchy is Global, Piketty's Socialism vs. China, Mearsheimer's Realism Controversy, OG Wars and Deterrence Success | Ep. 112

The Un-Diplomatic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 62:10


Thomas Piketty's answer for fighting China: Democratic socialism! Is grand strategy a theory of national success, or a story? How the national security community fetishized its own paranoia about gray zones and hybrid war. How corporations woke-wash capital. The John Mearsheimer controversy and what it means for realism. Pompeo's Taiwan grift. Favorite Marvel superhero movies.Jeffrey Meiser Tweet: https://twitter.com/jwmeiser/status/1497695031380955136?t=Kn1hvrM15UM3dSNsw0mhAQ&s=19Seva Gunitsky Tweet: https://twitter.com/SevaUT/status/1498025192697647110?t=973liSesC-AO8PEhfX4vBQ&s=19Tom Malinowski Tweet: https://twitter.com/Malinowski/status/1500958491250417667?t=IUstpiURlYt8C7kWowRtQg&s=19Chris Clary Tweet: https://twitter.com/clary_co/status/1501179350175170561Jeet Heer Tweet: https://twitter.com/HeerJeet/status/1499850044396257284Adam Tooze in the New Statesman: https://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2022/03/john-mearsheimer-and-the-dark-origins-of-realismContributors: Gaby Magnuson, Hunter Marston, Ciara Mitchell

Millennial Review
Neoliberalism and the Death of Politics

Millennial Review

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 70:01


Justin and Trevor discuss the ways in which we live in a deeply anti-political culture, where contestation for power and resources have become secondary, and where fundamental questions have been taken out of the realm of politics and into the realm of "culture war," aesthetics, and nostalgia. We also discuss the success of movements on the right promising a revitalization of political life, and why they're so appealing and dangerous.   Join us on Patreon at patreon.com/millennialreview

The Real News Podcast
Scott Walker tried to destroy Wisconsin's unions, but these organizers are still fighting

The Real News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 74:04


We're kicking off Season 5 of Working People with a multi-part series on teachers and public sector unions in the state of Wisconsin. As part of a special collaboration between The Real News Network and In These Times magazine for “The Wisconsin Idea,” Max, Cameron Granadino (TRNN), and Hannah Faris (In These Times) traveled to Wisconsin in the summer of 2021 to investigate two intertwining stories that have played a crucial role in the right-wing shift and the decades-long attack on workers and unions in a state that used to be a bellwether of the labor movement and progressive politics in America.Over the course of this series, we'll be talking to teachers and organizers in Wisconsin to see how, nearly 50 years after the infamous Hortonville teachers strike and a decade after the passing of Act 10 under Republican governor Scott Walker, they are still fighting to recover and build worker power. In this interview, Max talks with Amanda and Jeff Frenkel, two K-12 teachers in Hortonville and union organizers with the American Federation of Teachers, about the challenges they and their coworkers are facing today, and about the ways they are working to rebuild the union and serve their community.Pre-Production: Maximillian Alvarez, Hannah Faris, Alice Herman, Cameron Granadino, Eleni Schirmer (research consultant), John Fleissner (research consultant), John Yaggi (research consultant), Harvey J. Kaye (research consultant), Jon Shelton (research consultant), Adam Mertz (research consultant)Studio: Cameron GranadinoPost-Production: Cameron Granadino, Stephen Frank, Kayla Rivara, Jules TaylorRead the transcript and full description of this podcast:Additional links/info below...American Federation of Teachers—Wisconsin website, Facebook page, and Twitter page:https://www.aft-wisconsin.org/https://www.facebook.com/AFTWisconsin/https://twitter.com/AFTWisconsinMaximillian Alvarez, The Real News Network, "The Fight to Organize Teachers in Small-Town Wisconsin":https://therealnews.com/the-fight-to-organize-teachers-in-small-town-wisconsinEleni Schirmer, Gender and Education, "When Solidarity Doesn't Quite Strike: The 1974 Hortonville, Wisconsin Teachers' Strike and the Rise of Neoliberalism":https://www.academia.edu/26744754/_When_solidarity_doesnt_quite_strike_the_1974_Hortonville_Wisconsin_teachers_strike_and_the_rise_of_neoliberalism_Gender_and_Education'In These Times investigative series: The Wisconsin Idea:https://inthesetimes.com/thewisconsinideaFeatured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive at freemusicarchive.org):Jules Taylor, "Working People Theme Song"Help us continue producing radically independent news and in-depth analysis by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer:Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-podSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/newsletter-podLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews

Mad in America: Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice
Lynne Layton - The Social Unconscious and Character Formation in Neoliberal Culture

Mad in America: Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 40:30


Lynne Layton is a psychoanalyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and part-time assistant clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. Holding a Ph.D. in clinical psychology as well as comparative literature, she has taught courses on gender, popular culture, and psychoanalysis for Harvard's Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies and Social Studies. Currently, she teaches and supervises at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. She recently published a book called Towards a Social Psychoanalysis: Culture, Character, and Normative Unconscious Processes and is the author of Who's That Girl? Who's That Boy? Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory(2004). She was also the co-editor of the books Narcissism and the Text: Studies in Literature and the Psychology of Self, Bringing the Plague: Toward a Postmodern Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting. Her involvement in editing peer-reviewed journals includes being the associate editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Dialogues and the former co-editor of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. She is the past president of Section IX, Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility, and co-founder of the Boston Psychosocial Work Group and Reflective Spaces/Material Places-Boston, a group of psychodynamic therapists committed to community mental health and social justice. She is also on the organizing committee for Grassroots Reparations Campaign, an organization working towards building a culture of repair. In this interview, Layton discusses social psychoanalysis. She explores how her construct of "normative unconscious processes" can illuminate how oppressive systems are continually internalized and reproduced, both inside and outside the clinic.

Left Anchor
Episode 226 - Giorgio Agamben's Antivax Ravings

Left Anchor

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 59:39


Today we pose the question: how the heck did famed Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben turn into an anti-vaccine conspiracy nutcase? We've got Adam Kotsko, a leading Agamben scholar and translator of many of his works, on to discuss to what extent his goofball pandemic views emerge from his actual serious work. Enjoy! Check out Adam's Slate article on the topic here, as well as his books Neoliberalism's Demons and Agamben's Philosophical Trajectory. 

The Andrea Mitchell Center Podcast
Episode 3.11: Beyond the Ruins of Neoliberalism – Wendy Brown

The Andrea Mitchell Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 64:19


 CAPITALISM / SOCIALISM / DEMOCRACY  Interviewer: RAFAEL KHACHATURIAN. Over the course of decades, Neoliberalism has shifted from being an overt ideological position, explicitly arguing for the primacy of the market as a way to organize society, into a set of embedded assumptions and practices that govern much of our economy and politics. Political theorist WENDY BROWN has charted this process and the destruction left in its wake, as commitment to the social has given way to individualistic strategies for coping with market forces. In her discussion with fellow theorist Rafael Khachaturian, she describes the political disarray on both the right and left, even as Trumpism and its international equivalents seem resurgent, as well as the difficulty in general in exercising political control over the global financial system that neoliberalism built. But she also points to activism around the world that challenges entrenched power in its many forms and gives hope that a more equitable society, which achieves a more sustainable relationship with the natural world, is possible.

EQUALS
WILL CHILE'S NEW 36-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT BURY NEOLIBERALISM? - with Noam Titelman (and Ana Arendar)

EQUALS

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 34:05


In a few days, a 36-year-old former student leader who wants to fight inequality will become the President of Chile. He says, “If Chile was the cradle of neoliberalism, it will also be its grave”.We find out about what President-elect Gabriel Boric wants to do, and about the movement of young people whose protests have swung the pendulum of power in Chile.We take a trip to 1973 to the birth of neoliberalism – the economic ideology that would go on to spread across the world – under military dictatorship.And we ask if this is part of a wider progressive wave across Latin America.Co-hosts Nadia and Nabil are joined by two amazing guests for this fascinating conversation.Noam Titelman played a vital part in the Chilean youth movement as an activist, was the spokesperson of national university students' confederation (CONFECH), and was a founding member of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio) Chilean political coalition established by former student activists. Currently he's a PhD researcher in the London School of Economics and Political Science.We also speak to Ana Caistor Arendar who is campaigns lead at Progressive International, which unites, organizes, and mobilizes progressive forces around the world. She was formerly a journalist in Latin America before going on to become an expert, activist and advocate on inequality on the continent and worldwide. Make sure you share the podcast on social media and leave a review! We're at @EQUALShope on Twitter. For more information about the people's vaccine movement check out @peoplesvaccine.If you're joining us on EQUALS for the first time, tune in to our earlier interviews – from talking with the award-winning journalist Gary Younge on what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr to fight inequality, to rebel feminist economist Jayati Ghosh, best-selling author Anand Giridharadas on whether we need billionaires, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva on what communism has to do with today's pandemic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Pakistan Experience
Caste Discrimination in India - Dalit Lives Matter - Dr. Suraj Yengde - Scholar - #TPE152

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 88:14


Dr. Suraj Yengde comes on The Pakistan Experience for a deep dive on Caste in India; how Dalits are discriminated against systematically in India. On this week's episode, we get into Identity politics, Modi's India, "Hinduphobia", Neoliberalism, the Dalit genocide, politics and activism. Dr. Suraj Yengde is one of India's leading scholars and public intellectuals. Named as one of the "25 Most Influential Young Indian" by GQ magazine and the "Most influential Young Dalit" by Zee, Suraj is an author of the bestseller Caste Matters and co-editor of award winning anthology The Radical in Ambedkar. Caste Matters was recently featured in the prestigious "Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade" list by The Hindu. Caste Matters is being translated in seven languages. Suraj holds a research associate position with the department of African and African American Studies. Suraj's recent appointment was Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, a non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and was part of the founding team of Initiative for Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability (IARA) at Harvard University. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 How did Dr Suraj get to Harvard 5:00 Dalit Representation 25:00 Caste, Class and Identity Politics 33:00 History, Fascism and the Reassertion of Identity 49:20 Hinduphobic and Dehumanization of Dalits 1:00:00 Neoliberalism and Identity wars 1:15:00 Tone Policing 1:19:00 Peoples Q&A

Inspire Change with Gunter
Inspire Change Episode 4-123 Patriarchy the Disturber of Peace

Inspire Change with Gunter

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 20:20


This week of Inspire Change, Gunter discusses how patriarchy disturbs the fundamentals of peace.To learn more about how you can become a Patron of Change in the Making Good Men Great Global movement and its for MEN and WOMEN, please watch the video from Gunter, then pick a membership level, visit our new page on Patreon at: www.patreon.com/inspirechange

Epoch Philosophy Podcast
What is Gothic Marxism? Violence, Neoliberalism and Gothic Historicism ft. thelitcritguy

Epoch Philosophy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2022 57:26


I am joined today by Jon (thelitcritguy) to talk about a new interesting category he deems Gothic Marxism. Jon did his PhD in Gothic literature, and with this approach, we find out what this 'Gothic Marxism' really is.

Below the Radar
Russian Influence in Eastern Europe — with Rumena Filipova

Below the Radar

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 40:21


Writer, researcher, and Chairperson of the Institute for Global Analytics, Rumena Filipova joins host Am Johal to discuss her latest book, Constructing the Limits of Europe: Identity and Foreign Policy in Poland, Bulgaria, and Russia since 1989. Rumena speaks to how dominant conceptions of national identity have shaped the foreign policy behaviour of the Balkan states, Hungary and Russia. She explores the internal politics of European Union member states, the competing regional forces of Europeanization and their impact on traditions of national identity. Am and Rumena discuss the rise of right-wing populism worldwide and how climate change could exacerbate existing geopolitical tensions. This episode also highlights the way national identities can be in flux, and how activists and local community organizers are reasserting liberal democratic norms and their rights through protest. Full episode details: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/158-rumena-filipova.html Read the transcript: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/transcripts/158-rumena-filipova.html Resources: — Institute for Global Analytics: https://globalanalytics-bg.org/ — Constructing the Limits of Europe Identity and Foreign Policy in Poland, Bulgaria, and Russia since 1989: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/constructing-the-limits-of-europe/9783838216492 — Episode 21: Do we really know what democracy is? — with Astra Taylor: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/21-astra-taylor.html — Episode 129: Fascism, Fanaticism and Neoliberalism — with Alberto Toscano: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/129-alberto-toscano.html — Europe and right-wing nationalism: A country-by-country guide: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36130006 — Serbia halts China-owned mine over environmental breaches: https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/serbia-halts-china-owned-mine-over-environmental-breaches-2021-04-14/ Bio: Dr. Rumena Filipova studied Political Science and International Relations at Cambridge and Oxford and she is Chairperson and Co-Founder of the Institute for Global Analytics. Rumena's main research interests focus on the politics and international relations of Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular reference to questions of identity, media and disinformation, and the authoritarian influence exercised by Russia and China in the region. Constructing the Limits of Europe: Identity and Foreign Policy in Poland, Bulgaria, and Russia since 1989, is Rumena's latest book and will be published in April, 2022.

New Books in British Studies
Camilla Fitzsimons et al., "Repealed: Ireland's Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Justice" (Pluto Press, 2021)

New Books in British Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 61:02


Camilla Fitzsimons is an activist and a member of the Dublin West Pro Choice group. She works at Maynooth University and is the author of Community Education and Neoliberalism. Sinéad Kennedy is the co-founder of The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth and an executive member of Together for Yes. She works at Maynooth University and is the co-editor of The Abortion Papers, Ireland. In this interview Fitzsimons and Kennedy discuss their new book Repealed: Ireland's Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Rights (Pluto Press, 2021), a celebration and analysis of a 35-year long grassroots movement that successfully overturned the ban on abortion in Ireland In 1983, the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution created defined legal protections for the “unborn” and led to the Republic of Ireland having one of the strictest abortion regimes in the world, at a time when the rest of western Europe was liberalizing abortion access. In 2018, this constitutional ban that equated the life of a woman to the life of a fertilised embryo was overturned and abortion was finally legalised. This victory for the Irish Repeal movement set the country alight with euphoria. But, for some, the celebrations were short-lived – the new legislation turned out to be one of the most conservative in Europe. People still travel overseas for abortions and services are not yet fully commissioned in Northern Ireland. Repealed traces the history of the origins of the Eighth Amendment, which was drawn up in fear of a tide of liberal reforms across Europe. It draws out the lessons learned from the groundbreaking campaign in 2018, which was the culmination of a 35-year-long reproductive rights movement and an inspiring example of modern grassroots activism. It tells the story of the “Repeal” campaign through the lens of the activists who are still fighting in a movement that is only just beginning. Aidan Beatty is a historian at the Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/british-studies

New Books in Sex, Sexuality, and Sex Work
Camilla Fitzsimons et al., "Repealed: Ireland's Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Justice" (Pluto Press, 2021)

New Books in Sex, Sexuality, and Sex Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 61:02


Camilla Fitzsimons is an activist and a member of the Dublin West Pro Choice group. She works at Maynooth University and is the author of Community Education and Neoliberalism. Sinéad Kennedy is the co-founder of The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth and an executive member of Together for Yes. She works at Maynooth University and is the co-editor of The Abortion Papers, Ireland. In this interview Fitzsimons and Kennedy discuss their new book Repealed: Ireland's Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Rights (Pluto Press, 2021), a celebration and analysis of a 35-year long grassroots movement that successfully overturned the ban on abortion in Ireland In 1983, the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution created defined legal protections for the “unborn” and led to the Republic of Ireland having one of the strictest abortion regimes in the world, at a time when the rest of western Europe was liberalizing abortion access. In 2018, this constitutional ban that equated the life of a woman to the life of a fertilised embryo was overturned and abortion was finally legalised. This victory for the Irish Repeal movement set the country alight with euphoria. But, for some, the celebrations were short-lived – the new legislation turned out to be one of the most conservative in Europe. People still travel overseas for abortions and services are not yet fully commissioned in Northern Ireland. Repealed traces the history of the origins of the Eighth Amendment, which was drawn up in fear of a tide of liberal reforms across Europe. It draws out the lessons learned from the groundbreaking campaign in 2018, which was the culmination of a 35-year-long reproductive rights movement and an inspiring example of modern grassroots activism. It tells the story of the “Repeal” campaign through the lens of the activists who are still fighting in a movement that is only just beginning. Aidan Beatty is a historian at the Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Law
Camilla Fitzsimons et al., "Repealed: Ireland's Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Justice" (Pluto Press, 2021)

New Books in Law

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 61:02


Camilla Fitzsimons is an activist and a member of the Dublin West Pro Choice group. She works at Maynooth University and is the author of Community Education and Neoliberalism. Sinéad Kennedy is the co-founder of The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth and an executive member of Together for Yes. She works at Maynooth University and is the co-editor of The Abortion Papers, Ireland. In this interview Fitzsimons and Kennedy discuss their new book Repealed: Ireland's Unfinished Fight for Reproductive Rights (Pluto Press, 2021), a celebration and analysis of a 35-year long grassroots movement that successfully overturned the ban on abortion in Ireland In 1983, the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution created defined legal protections for the “unborn” and led to the Republic of Ireland having one of the strictest abortion regimes in the world, at a time when the rest of western Europe was liberalizing abortion access. In 2018, this constitutional ban that equated the life of a woman to the life of a fertilised embryo was overturned and abortion was finally legalised. This victory for the Irish Repeal movement set the country alight with euphoria. But, for some, the celebrations were short-lived – the new legislation turned out to be one of the most conservative in Europe. People still travel overseas for abortions and services are not yet fully commissioned in Northern Ireland. Repealed traces the history of the origins of the Eighth Amendment, which was drawn up in fear of a tide of liberal reforms across Europe. It draws out the lessons learned from the groundbreaking campaign in 2018, which was the culmination of a 35-year-long reproductive rights movement and an inspiring example of modern grassroots activism. It tells the story of the “Repeal” campaign through the lens of the activists who are still fighting in a movement that is only just beginning. Aidan Beatty is a historian at the Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

New Books in Politics
Neil Vallelly, "Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness" (MIT Press, 2021)

New Books in Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 61:37


If maximizing utility leads to the greatest happiness of the greatest number of people, as utilitarianism has always proposed, then why is it that as many of us currently maximize our utility--by working endlessly, undertaking further education and training, relentlessly marketing and selling ourselves--we are met with the steady worsening of collective social and economic conditions? In Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness (MIT Press, 2021), social and political theorist Neil Vallelly eloquently tells the story of how neoliberalism transformed the relationship between utility maximization and the common good. Drawing on a vast array of contemporary examples, from self-help literature and marketing jargon to political speeches and governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vallelly coins several terms--including the futilitarian condition, homo futilitus, and semio-futility--to demonstrate that in the neoliberal decades, the practice of utility maximization traps us in useless and repetitive behaviors that foreclose the possibility of collective happiness. This urgent and provocative book chimes with the mood of the time by at once mapping the historical relationship between utilitarianism and capitalism, developing an original framework for understanding neoliberalism, and recounting the lived experience of uselessness in the early twenty-first century. At a time of epoch-defining disasters, from climate emergencies to deadly pandemics, countering the futility of neoliberal existence is essential to building an egalitarian, sustainable, and hopeful future. Neil Vallelly is a political and social theorist based at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research has appeared in journals such as Rethinking Marxism, Angelaki, and Poetics Today, and magazines, including New Internationalist and ROAR. In 2022, he will take up a two-year Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Otago, working on a history of capitalism and migrant detention. An Italian translation of Futilitarianism will be published in March 2022. Tom Discenna is Professor of Communication at Oakland University whose work examines issues of academic labor and communicative labor more broadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/politics-and-polemics

New Books in Education
Neil Vallelly, "Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness" (MIT Press, 2021)

New Books in Education

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 61:37


If maximizing utility leads to the greatest happiness of the greatest number of people, as utilitarianism has always proposed, then why is it that as many of us currently maximize our utility--by working endlessly, undertaking further education and training, relentlessly marketing and selling ourselves--we are met with the steady worsening of collective social and economic conditions? In Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness (MIT Press, 2021), social and political theorist Neil Vallelly eloquently tells the story of how neoliberalism transformed the relationship between utility maximization and the common good. Drawing on a vast array of contemporary examples, from self-help literature and marketing jargon to political speeches and governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vallelly coins several terms--including the futilitarian condition, homo futilitus, and semio-futility--to demonstrate that in the neoliberal decades, the practice of utility maximization traps us in useless and repetitive behaviors that foreclose the possibility of collective happiness. This urgent and provocative book chimes with the mood of the time by at once mapping the historical relationship between utilitarianism and capitalism, developing an original framework for understanding neoliberalism, and recounting the lived experience of uselessness in the early twenty-first century. At a time of epoch-defining disasters, from climate emergencies to deadly pandemics, countering the futility of neoliberal existence is essential to building an egalitarian, sustainable, and hopeful future. Neil Vallelly is a political and social theorist based at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research has appeared in journals such as Rethinking Marxism, Angelaki, and Poetics Today, and magazines, including New Internationalist and ROAR. In 2022, he will take up a two-year Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Otago, working on a history of capitalism and migrant detention. An Italian translation of Futilitarianism will be published in March 2022. Tom Discenna is Professor of Communication at Oakland University whose work examines issues of academic labor and communicative labor more broadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/education

NBN Book of the Day
Neil Vallelly, "Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness" (MIT Press, 2021)

NBN Book of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 61:37


If maximizing utility leads to the greatest happiness of the greatest number of people, as utilitarianism has always proposed, then why is it that as many of us currently maximize our utility--by working endlessly, undertaking further education and training, relentlessly marketing and selling ourselves--we are met with the steady worsening of collective social and economic conditions? In Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness (MIT Press, 2021), social and political theorist Neil Vallelly eloquently tells the story of how neoliberalism transformed the relationship between utility maximization and the common good. Drawing on a vast array of contemporary examples, from self-help literature and marketing jargon to political speeches and governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vallelly coins several terms--including the futilitarian condition, homo futilitus, and semio-futility--to demonstrate that in the neoliberal decades, the practice of utility maximization traps us in useless and repetitive behaviors that foreclose the possibility of collective happiness. This urgent and provocative book chimes with the mood of the time by at once mapping the historical relationship between utilitarianism and capitalism, developing an original framework for understanding neoliberalism, and recounting the lived experience of uselessness in the early twenty-first century. At a time of epoch-defining disasters, from climate emergencies to deadly pandemics, countering the futility of neoliberal existence is essential to building an egalitarian, sustainable, and hopeful future. Neil Vallelly is a political and social theorist based at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research has appeared in journals such as Rethinking Marxism, Angelaki, and Poetics Today, and magazines, including New Internationalist and ROAR. In 2022, he will take up a two-year Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Otago, working on a history of capitalism and migrant detention. An Italian translation of Futilitarianism will be published in March 2022. Tom Discenna is Professor of Communication at Oakland University whose work examines issues of academic labor and communicative labor more broadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/book-of-the-day

New Books in Economics
Neil Vallelly, "Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness" (MIT Press, 2021)

New Books in Economics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 61:37


If maximizing utility leads to the greatest happiness of the greatest number of people, as utilitarianism has always proposed, then why is it that as many of us currently maximize our utility--by working endlessly, undertaking further education and training, relentlessly marketing and selling ourselves--we are met with the steady worsening of collective social and economic conditions? In Futilitarianism: Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness (MIT Press, 2021), social and political theorist Neil Vallelly eloquently tells the story of how neoliberalism transformed the relationship between utility maximization and the common good. Drawing on a vast array of contemporary examples, from self-help literature and marketing jargon to political speeches and governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vallelly coins several terms--including the futilitarian condition, homo futilitus, and semio-futility--to demonstrate that in the neoliberal decades, the practice of utility maximization traps us in useless and repetitive behaviors that foreclose the possibility of collective happiness. This urgent and provocative book chimes with the mood of the time by at once mapping the historical relationship between utilitarianism and capitalism, developing an original framework for understanding neoliberalism, and recounting the lived experience of uselessness in the early twenty-first century. At a time of epoch-defining disasters, from climate emergencies to deadly pandemics, countering the futility of neoliberal existence is essential to building an egalitarian, sustainable, and hopeful future. Neil Vallelly is a political and social theorist based at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research has appeared in journals such as Rethinking Marxism, Angelaki, and Poetics Today, and magazines, including New Internationalist and ROAR. In 2022, he will take up a two-year Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Otago, working on a history of capitalism and migrant detention. An Italian translation of Futilitarianism will be published in March 2022. Tom Discenna is Professor of Communication at Oakland University whose work examines issues of academic labor and communicative labor more broadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/economics

Chatter
#231 - Andrew Feinstein on Neoliberalism, South Africa, and the Global Arms Trade

Chatter

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 67:46


Andrew Feinstein is Founding Director of Shadow World Investigations (formerly Corruption Watch), an NGO that undertakes path-breaking investigations into cases of grand corruption, corporate malfeasance and militarism, predominantly but not exclusively in the global arms trade. Andrew was a former African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament in South Africa for 7 years before resigning in protest at the ANC's refusal to allow an independent and comprehensive inquiry into a multi-million dollar arms deal. ​ Feinstein has written two books on the illicit global arms trade, The Shadow World and After the Party, which is a detailed account of his time spent within the ANC and the cover up involving the arms deal scandal. Feinstein was educated at King's College Cambridge, the University of California at Berkley, and the University of Cape Town and also participated in the London School of Economics Distinguished Visitors Programme. He regularly appears on a variety of broadcast media including BBC and Al Jazeera and authored the lead article in the SIPRI Yearbook 2011. https://www.forumarmstrade.org/andrew-feinstein.html https://hrf.org/speakers/andrew-feinstein/  https://twitter.com/andrewfeinstein https://www.theguardian.com/profile/andrewfeinstein HELP ME CROWDFUND MY GAMESTOP BOOK. Go to https://wen-moon.com to join the crowdfunding campaign and pre-order To The Moon: The GameStop Saga! If you haven't already and you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to this podcast and our mailing list, and don't forget, my book, Brexit: The Establishment Civil War, is now out, you'll find the links in the description below. NIIN Tobacco Pouches - https://www.instagram.com/niinpouches/ Ohio Hauntings and Legends Podcast - https://ohiohl.com/ Watch Us On Odysee.com - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@TheJist:4   Sign up and watch videos to earn crypto-currency!  Buy Brexit: The Establishment Civil War - https://amzn.to/39XXVjq  Mailing List - https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thejist  Twitter - https://twitter.com/Give_Me_TheJist  Website - https://thejist.co.uk/  Music from Just Jim – https://soundcloud.com/justjim

New Books in Economic and Business History
Benjamin Holtzman, "The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books in Economic and Business History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 58:55


In the 1960s and 1970s, New York City was beset by a host of fiscal and social crises wrought by white flight, federal and state disinvestment, and a declining tax base. The city faced rising crime, dilapidated parks and transit, skyrocketing budget deficits, deteriorating public services, and a dysfunctional and eviscerated municipal bureaucracy. By the mid-1970s, the situation was so dire that financial institutions refused to underwrite municipal bonds and the city faced bankruptcy. The response was a shift towards privatization and neoliberalization – a process that scholars have traditionally associated with political and financial elites.  But Benjamin Holtzman's The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism (Oxford University Press, 2021) shows that neoliberalization was also forged at the grassroots level by ordinary New Yorkers trying to remake and repair their damaged city. Holtzman traces how block associations, nonprofits, and professional organizations turned to private market-based solutions to address problems that the city government seemed unable or unwilling to solve. In a process that Holtzman calls “popular marketization,” New York residents reclaimed buildings that landlords had abandoned, formed neighborhood watch programs to deter crime in the absence of effective city policing, and created new nonprofit organizations to rejuvenate defunded parks. These initatives were not necessarily driven by ideological commitments to marketization, Holtzman argues, but were often experimental and improvisational attempts to restore services that New Yorkers had come to expect from a once robust public sector. Ben Zdencanovic is a postdoctoral associate at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. He is a historian of the twentieth-century United States and the world, international politics, and political economy, and he has a particular interest in the emerging subfield of the history of social and economic human rights. Zdencanovic is currently working his first book, Island of Enterprise: The End of the New Deal and the Rise of U.S. Global Power in a World of Welfare, 1940 – 1955. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ben_zdencanovic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Facepalm America
How Are You Going To Pay For That? With Guest Ryan Cooper

Facepalm America

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 25:56


Beowulf speaks with Ryan Cooper, author of "How Are You Going to Pay for That? Smart Answers to the Dumbest Question in Politics." It turns out the economy is actually supposed to work for us instead of the other way around - who knew?

1Dime Radio
The End of Neoliberalism?

1Dime Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 86:16


Is Neoliberalism dead? Is Neoliberalism Dying? What is Neoliberalism actually? What are different forms of Neoliberalism? This podcast is all about understanding Neoliberalism, different types of Neoliberalism, and common misconceptions about Neoliberalism. In this episode of 1Dime Radio, John Duncan (also known as JohnTheDuncan), a YouTuber and researcher who focuses on Neoliberlaism, joins us for a rich discussion on Neoliberalism. To understand if Neoliberalism is dead or on the decline, we have to understand the depths of neoliberalism and what differentiates it from different forms of capitalism. In this podcast, we analyze The Dimensions on Neoliberalism (social, political, and economic) and the different forms of Neoliberalism (Neoconservatism, Third-Way Neoliberalism, Social Liberalism, Ordoliberalism). JohnTheDuncan's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohntheDuncan/featured JohnTheDuncan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Johntheduncan 1Dime Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRapNerd7 Become a Patreon to get access to the full episode: https://www.patreon.com/OneDime By becoming a Patron, you will get access to exclusive content and my private discord server!

The Un-Diplomatic Podcast
How the Left Fights the New Global Right: Interview with John Feffer | Ep. 108 Hustle

The Un-Diplomatic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 82:51


In this episode, Dr. Van Jackson sits down with John Feffer, co-director of the Foreign Policy in Focus project at the Institute for Policy Studies.  They talk about John's new book, Right Across the World: The Global Networking of the Far-Right and the Left Response.  They also talk about writing novels and plays as a foreign policy analyst, or doing foreign policy analysis as a playwright.  Remembering the way arms control used to be a reactionary arguments against disarmament.  Institute for Policy Studies: https://ips-dc.orgSplinterlands Trilogy of Novels: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1039-splinterlandsFoamers Novel: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/first-edition/Foamers-Berson-Jon-Scribner-New-York/231272502/bdRight Across the World Book: https://www.amazon.com/Right-Across-World-Networking-Far-Right/dp/0745341896

The Fire These Times
91/ Satisfying Human Needs at Low Energy Use (With Jefim Vogel & Julia Steinberger)

The Fire These Times

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 77:44


This is a conversation with Jefim Vogel of the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds, and Julia Steinberger of the Institute of Geography and Sustainability at the University of Lausanne, about a paper they worked on entitled "socio-economic conditions for satisfying human needs at low energy use: An international analysis of social provisioning." Julia is also an author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report, contributing to the report's discussion of climate change mitigation pathways. Support: Patreon.com/firethesetimes Website: TheFireThisTi.Me Twitter + Instagram @ firethesetimes Topics Discussed How the major environmental and social crises of our time are interlinked, especially energy use Meeting basic needs at low energy use Leapfrogging fairly Disparities between global North and global South (Some of) the limits of economic growth Citizens' assemblies and other examples of ways forward Living well within limits Recommended Books: Jefim's: Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World by Jason Hickel Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power by Noam Chomsky Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown Julia's: Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet--And How We Fight Back by Kate Aronoff The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What's Possible in the Age of Warming by Eric Holthaus We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism by Laurence Cox & Alf Gunvald Nilsen

A Correction Podcast
Jean and John Comaroff on Theory From the South

A Correction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021


John Comaroff is Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology at Harvard University. Before joining the Department of African and African American Studies, John Comaroff was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is also an Honorary Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, and an Affiliated Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. His current research in South Africa is on crime, policing, and the workings of the state, on democracy and difference, and on postcolonial politics. His authored and edited books include, with Jean Comaroff, Of Revelation and Revolution (2 vols), Ethnography and the Historical Imagination, Modernity and its Malcontents, Civil Society and the Political Imagination in Africa, Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism, Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Ethnicity, Inc., Zombies et Frontières A l'Ere Néolibérale, Theory from the South: or, how Euro-America is evolving toward Africa, and The Truth Abouth Crime: Policing and the Metaphysics of Disorder. With Jean Comaroff he is currently completing The Return of Khulekani Khumalo, Zombie Captive: Law, Imposture, and Personhood in Postcolonial South Africa, and co-editing Chiefship and the Customary in Contemporary Africa.Jean Comaroff is Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology at Harvard University. Jean Comaroff was educated at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics. After a spell as research fellow in medical Anthropology at the University of Manchester, she moved to the University of Chicago, where she was remained until 2012 as the Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, and Director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory. She is also Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town. Her research, primarily conducted in southern Africa, has centered on processes of social and cultural transformation – the making and unmaking of colonial society, the nature of the postcolony, the late modern world viewed from the Global South. Her writing has covered a range of topics, from religion, medicine and body politics to state formation, crime, democracy and difference. Her publications include Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: The Culture and History of a South African People (1985), “Beyond the Politics of Bare Life: AIDS and the Global Order” (2007); and, with John L. Comaroff, Of Revelation and Revolution (vols. l [1991] and ll [1997]); Ethnography and the Historical Imagination (1992); Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism (2000), Law and Disorder in the Postcolony (2006), Ethnicity, Inc. (2009), Theory from the South, or How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa (2011), and The Truth About Crime: Policing and the Metaphysics of Disorder in South Africa. In the pipeline is The Return of Khulekane Khumalo, Zombie Captive: Law, Imposture, and Personhood in Postcolonial South Africa. Also in process is an edited collection, Chiefship and the Customary in Contemporary Africa. A committed pedagogue, she has won awards for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has worked to enable college students to study abroad, especially in Africa. Subscribe to our newsletter today

Garaventa Center Podcast
Catholic Social Teaching as Antidote to Neoliberal Economics

Garaventa Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 58:51


Social Studies
Kmele Foster, Anna Khachiyan and Lee Fang on vaccine mandates, Foucault, neoliberalism & more

Social Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 82:23


This week on the podcast, I had Kmele Foster from The Fifth Column, Anna Khachiyan from Red Scare, and The Intercept’s Lee Fang on to talk about vaccine mandates and what they may or may not suggest about the future of our civilization.If you’re enjoying the pod, please consider leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! I’m told it actually makes a difference.—LW This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at leightonwoodhouse.substack.com/subscribe