Alternative economics

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 3, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014
 Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear:


59:24 minutes (54.39 MB)

Karl Marx, the Iroquois People, and Possibilities for a Free Society

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Tue, 11/04/2014
In the last years of his life, Karl Marx returned to the themes of his early writings: the possibility of a society beyond private property and alienation, inspired by what he read about the Iroquois in the work of anthropologist Lewis Henry Morgan. Clayton Morgareidge reads selected passages from an essay by Franklin Rosemont. The full article, which is worth reading by anyone interested in Marx and Marxism, is here. 8:07 minutes (7.43 MB)

Critical Discussion of Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything: capitalism vs. the climate"

program date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014

Bill Resnick and Patrick Mazza discuss Naomi Klein's promising new book about capitalism and the environment, "This Changes Everything: captalsism vs. the climate". They consider the books merits, but also how it does not adequately deal with the challenges it raises against capitalism. They talk about corporate environmentalism, how Naomi ties the great social movements of the last couple centuries to environmentalism, but also her soft-pedaling on the big-business approach to sustainable energy, and the need for radically democratic solutions that devolve centralized forms of power in society, the economy, and energy grid.

17:56 minutes (16.42 MB)

Author Interview: Ben Parzybok & Sherwood Nation

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Mon, 10/27/2014
Following Larry’s review of his novel, Ben Parzybok joins Norm Diamond to discuss themes of social transformation and leadership raised by his Portland-based SHERWOOD NATION. 19:44 minutes (18.07 MB)

Book Mole: Sherwood Nation

program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
Benjamin Parzybok's novel, Sherwood Nation, is a futuristic story of Portland, post-drought. It explores the possibility of creating fairly small city-states that are self-governing and dependent on neighborhood volunteers for protection and services. The novel raises a number of important questions about what political action means for regular folks who seem to have little control over their lives in contemporary, allegedly democratic, societies.  6:40 minutes (6.1 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 20, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014
Old Mole Variety Hour


Bill Resnick hosts this episode, which features discussions of the movie Gone Girl, making elections more democratic, the ebola crisis, and raising the minimum wage, as well as the music of Ry Cooder.
 
Jan Haaken talks with Mimi Shippers about feminist debates about the movie Gone Girl

Bill talks with Drew Spencer of FairVote.org about better alternatives to top-two primaries
53:19 minutes (24.41 MB)

Ebola, Public Health, and Neoliberalism

program date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014
Bill Resnick reads from Horace Campbell in Counterpunch on "Ebola, the African Union, and Bioeconomic Warfare," and summarizes and comments on other accounts of the Ebola Crisis. He concentrates on the neo-liberal defunding of public health agencies and the exploitation of the Ebola crisis by the right wing that blames the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress for not properly responding. The right intends this attack on Obama to influence voters to vote Republican. 7:41 minutes (3.52 MB)
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