#1178 Economic Evolution (Capitalism, Consumerism and Beyond)

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

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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Showing 2 reactions

  • Laura Smith
    commented 2018-05-21 01:18:28 -0400
    Highly recommend the book “Doughnut Economics” by Kate Raworth. This is the new paradigm that we need!
  • Jeffrey Jones
    commented 2018-04-26 06:19:17 -0400
    Jay – greetings from Paris, France. I have been a contributor and listener for several years now, and this episode, particularly the segment by the School of Life on the History of Consumerism was especially interesting. Thanks for finding it, and as always, looking forward each week to your show(s). Good luck on your Bhutan adventure, and safe travels back to your home.
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