12/19 The Antidote To “Cannibal Capitalism” w/ Nancy Fraser

December 19, 2022

Sam is back! Him and Emma speak with Nancy Fraser, professor of Political and Social Science at The New School for Social Research, to discuss her recent book Cannibal Capitalism: How Our System Is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planet-and What We Can Do About It. Emma and Sam first run through updates on Elon polling his own demise, the continued failures of the New York Democratic Party, referrals from the 1/6 committee, and the complete lack of excitement for either likely nominee in 2024. Nancy Fraser then joins as she parses through the multi-layered general crisis of capitalism that we find ourselves in the midst of today, the deeply irrational nature of capitalism as a social structure, and why a critique of capitalism must extend beyond a solely economic lens. Thus, expanding on a solely Marxist critique of capitalism, Professor Fraser walks through her work on a larger view of capitalism and its crises, first tackling the economic crisis of work and the disappearance of decent paying labor, before also touching on the crisis of care, and the ongoing environmental crisis, all stemming from capitalism’s constant undermining of any regulatory capacities. After walking through the evolution of capitalism from its mercantile inception, through the industrial and fossil fuel revolution, to the downfall of New Deal Capitalism as the West turned to Neoliberalism, Emma, Sam, and Nancy explore the COVID-19 Pandemic as an intersection of the various strands of crises within capitalism, and what we can learn about tracing our society’s myriad failures back to the social structure of capitalism. Wrapping up, Professor Fraser dives into the importance of expanding the anti-capitalist front, exploring what we can learn from the far-left and far-right brands of populism that have come about, and what the role of theory is in this project against capitalism.

And in the Fun Half: Sam parses through his new identity find through cruising, and he and Emma tackle the highlights from this weekend’s Turning Point USA conference, as Kari Lake brings back that whole “deplorables” thing, and Josh Hawley begs his audience to stop jerking off. Cameron from Indianapolis discusses a history of regional public transportation, Mark from LA tells of his harrowing experiences with Jazz Daredevil Whisky Highball, and Richard from Western PA discusses the disrespect for non-romantic partnerships in the debate on the Respect for Marriage act. They also tackle Elon trying to reconcile his desire to be loved with being a tremendous ass who makes the world a worse place, and talk Senate reform with Jay from NC, plus, your calls and IMs!

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