Best of the Left Podcast : #1178 Economic Evolution (Capitalism, Consumerism and Beyond)

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Air Date: 4/17/2018

Today we take a look at the debate between individualism and varying forms of collectivism, the benefits and drawbacks of consumerism and some philosophies of economics both past and future

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Debunked "Socialism Has Never Worked - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 8-22-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Dirtbike Lovers - Desert Orchard

Ch. 4: Act 2: The myth of individualistic benefits of capitalism - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 10-23-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Horizon Liner - The Pine Barrens

Ch. 6: Act 3: Kate Raworth on Doughnut Economics and tending the garden of a new economy - @theLFshow w @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 8-2-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Hundred Mile-No Guitar - K2

Ch. 8: Act 4: How Capitalism Exploits Us (And What We Can Do About It) - Sustainable Human - Air Date 5-27-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Tripoli - Pecan Grove

Ch. 10: Act 5: Kate Raworth on Doughnut Economics and envisioning a new economics - Upstream - Air Date 4-4-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: That River Wide - Sketchbook

Ch. 12: Act 6: History: Consumerism - The School of Life - Air Date 10-7-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Surly Bonds - Aeronaut

Ch. 14: Act 7: How Would a Total Free Market Libertarian Utopia Work? - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 11-12-17

Ch. 15: Quick summation and initial comments


Ch. 16: Completely on board for the book club - Ariel from Memphis

Ch. 17: Let's hope that MLK would have progressed had he lived - Jeff from Charlotte, NC

Ch. 18: Thoughts on MLK's "paternalism" - V from Central New York

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent

Ch. 19: Final comments on the importance of understanding quotes in their own context

Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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