Episode

10/18 Peter Frase: Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

October 18, 2016

Hello listeners! Michael in for Sam today (who is in transit to Las Vegas) talking with Jacobin editor Peter Frase (@PeFrase) on his new book Four Futures: Life After CapitalismHow speculative fiction helps imagine future societies. What if it were possible to “escape” from the necessities of labor through automation. The possibility of post-scarcity and reality of ecological constraints. Abundance, equality, and their opposites, as determining factors for future societies.

On the fun half – Melania Trump comes to the defense of her husband, Nicki Minaj slams her. Paul Ryan warns of giving Bernie more Democrat Senators to work with, Wisconsin Trump supporters start a Paul Ryan Sucks chant. McCain promises to block Hillary’s SCotUS selections.

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