/149/ It's Not Robots, It's Capitalism ft. Aaron Benanav / Liz Pancotti
The Covid crisis has led to millions out of work - but the situation was none too rosy before, either. Post-crisis recoveries seem increasingly 'jobless', while the overall labour force participation rate keeps falling as people drop out entirely.
We interview to Liz Pancotti of Employ America for a picture of what's driving US unemployment.
Then we talk to Aaron Benanav about his new book and learn that it's not robots who are stealing jobs, but rather capitalism's own stagnation. Why are both radical Keynesian ideas and UBI proposals no real solution? And, finally, what is the working class to do in a world with depressed demand for labour?
/156/ Cosmo-Jihad ft. Darryl Li
UNLOCKED /154/ A Reasonably Important Election... Preview ft. Alex Gourevitch
Excerpt: /155/ Aufhebonus Bonus ft. Benjamin Moser
Excerpt: /154/ A Reasonably Important Election ft. Alex Gourevitch
/153/ Repubblica di Bunga ft. David Broder
Excerpt: /152/ I Can't Believe It's Not Weimar ft. David Broder
[UNLOCKED] /146/ Class is Cancelled ft. Ben Tippet
Excerpt: /151/ Reading Club: Full Employment
/150/ Shadow Commander ft. Arash Azizi
Excerpt: /148/ Three Articles (September)
/147/ The Past Doesn't Go Away ft. Benjamin Moser
Excerpt: /146/ Class is Cancelled ft. Ben Tippet
/145/ The End of Conservatism ft. Julius Krein
Excerpt: /144/ Reading Club: New Social Movements
Excerpt: /143/ Aufhebonus Bonus (August)
/142/ Dollar Empire (2) ft. Daniel Bessner
/141/ Oh Lebanon, What Now? ft. Rima Majed
Excerpt: /140/ Three Articles: Right-Populism
/139/ Dollar Empire ft. Yakov Feygin & Dominik Leusder