#1543 Capitalism doesn't live up to the hype

Air Date: 2–14-2023

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Today, we take a look at some origins, alternatives and misunderstandings of capitalism from the Dutch East India Company, to Adam Smith and up through the planned obsolescence and marketing that have tricked us all into working far harder than necessary while failing to make us happy.

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Ch. 1: Indigenous Economics with Tyson Yunkaporta (In Conversation) - Upstream - Air Date 11-10-21

We speak with Tyson Yunkaporta of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland, Australia, about the connections between Indigenous economics, complexity theory, and systems thinking.

Ch. 2: Transcending Capitalism Insights from Buddhism and Marxism - Revolutionary Left Radio - Air Date 1-3-23

Professor of Philosophy and author, Graham Priest, joins Breht to discuss his latest book Capitalism - it's Nature and Replacement: Buddhist and Marxist Insights.

Ch. 3: We don't understand Capitalism. Part One - UNFTR - Air Date 1-27-23

How we no longer seem to understand Capitalism. Adam Smith was so much more than the figurehead we associate with Capitalism. He was a true innovator and we use many of his concepts to measure economies to this day

Ch. 4: Your Work Is Not Your Worth - OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas - Air Date 10-21-22

Dorian Warren is co-president of Community Change and co-chair of the Economic Security Project, and Aisha Nyandoro is CEO of Springboard to Opportunities and founder of the Magnolia Mother’s Trust.

Ch. 5: We don't understand Capitalism. Part Two. - UNFTR - Air Date 1-27-23

Adam Smith was a social theorist who was greatly concerned with improving lives and creating a balanced economic system. He created several crucial concepts that remain relevant to this day and believed in the power of the free market.

Ch. 6: Economics for a New Year - Economic Update with Richard Wolff - Air Date 1-19-23

US spending for war in Ukraine paid for by higher interest rates; a rational transport system is NOT electric cars; an appreciation of the "degrowth" impulse with a critique of the degrowth movement's focus.

Ch. 7: Indigenous Economics with Tyson Yunkaporta (In Conversation) Part 2 - Upstream - Air Date 11-10-21


Ch. 8: Transcending Capitalism Insights from Buddhism and Marxism Part 2 - Revolutionary Left Radio - Air Date 1-3-23


Ch. 9: Stolen children and native cultures - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 10: Thoughts on the reasons for Cop City - V from Central New York


Ch. 11: Final comments on the value of being open to understanding indigenous thinking

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world)
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Description: A rectangular banner hangs between trees above a city park. It reads "Capitalism isn't working. Another world is possible." with a drawing of people in line for the unemployment office.

Credit: "Capitalism isn't working" by James Mitchell, Flickr | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 | Changes: Cropped, increase contrast and saturation and extended edges.


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  • Jay Tomlinson
    published this page in Episodes 2023-02-14 18:59:12 -0500
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