002: The Invisible Hand

This week, Matt & Jesse discuss the second point on “The Poison Pyramid” -- namely the horror-show of Capitalism, and why it’s an awful idea that we should refuse to carry with us into our much-deserved future.

Mentioned In This Episode:

David Graeber's Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit

David Graeber's On Bureaucratic Technologies & the Future as Dream-Time

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster - a Nonfiction Book by Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit's Essay: When Media Is the Disaster: Covering Haiti

Ben Ehrenreich's Essay: Why Did U.S. Aid Focus on Securing Haiti Rather Than Helping Haitians?

One Nation Under God - A Nonfiction Book by Kevin M. Kruse

How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival - an Interview with Kevin M. Kruse for NPR's Fresh Air

The Corporation

Barbara Ehrenreich’s Comments About Why Marx Would Be Shocked Over Capitalism’s Ability to Create Scarcity Rather Than Its Promised Post-Scarcity

OXFAM: An economy for the 99 percent

The world’s eight wealthiest people

Mark Zuckerberg is Giving Away His Money, but With a Twist by Fortune Magazine's Mathew Ingram

YouTube Playlist: Capitalism

David Suzuki’s YouTube Video on Capitalism’s Savage Externalities

Anohni’s Song - “4 Degrees” From Her Gorgeous & Ferocious Album Hopelessness

James Lovelock, the Prophet - Eminent scientist says global warming is irreversible - and over 6 billion people will perish at the end of the century

Parecon: Life After Capitalism by Michael Albert