From Alpha To Omega
#095 Revolutionary Strategy w/ Mike MacNair
February 17, 2019 02:00 AM PST
This week we welcome Mike MacNair to the show. Mike is a long time political activist, author and Tutor in Law at St Hugh's College. He is also a regular contributor to the Weekly Worker newspaper. Today we discuss Mikes' seminal work: ‘Revolutionary Strategy: Marxism and the challenge of left Unity’. We talk about the history of the 20th century and how, as Marxists, we can hope to learn from its failures. We will be studying this book as part of our upcoming Reading Group series, so get yourself a copy - it’s an amazing book.
You can buy it here:
And you can check out the Weekly Worker here:#094 Anti-Politics Part 2 w/ Tad Tietze
February 12, 2019 04:45 AM PST
Today we have part 2 of our Anti-politics interview with Dr. Tad Tietze. Tad is currently writing a book on the topic for Verso Books, provisionally titled: ‘The Great Derangement’. We talk some more of Trump, take a look at Brexit, and discuss whether the Environmental Crisis can create a social base?
You can find his writing on his blog: left-flank.org
And you can follow him on twitter at @Dr_Tad.#093 Anti-Politics w/ Tad Tietze
February 02, 2019 04:00 PM PST
Today we have part 1 of our interview with Dr. Tad Tiedtze. Tad is currently writing a book on anti-politics for Verso Books, the topic of todays podcast. We try to get a handle on what is meant by anti-politics, and how we can use this to understand our current see-saw political scene.
You can find his writing on his blog:
You can follow him on twitter at:
@Dr_Tad#014 Refuting Marx's Inconsistency & the TSSI
January 26, 2019 04:00 PM PST
Hello and welcome to the 14th episode of the Refuting Marx's Inconsistency - Capital & the TSSI series. It’s the one you’ve been waiting for - this week the panelists give our final appraisal on Andrew Kliman’s ‘Reclaiming Marx’s Capital’, and what we see as the political and theoretical implications of it.
It’s a belter.
Emanuel - from https://soundcloud.com/enforloradsak
Derick - from https://www.mixcloud.com/symptomatic-redness/
Pouya - the mashed up Marxist#013 Refuting Marx's Inconsistency & the TSSI
January 19, 2019 04:00 PM PST
This week we look at Chapter 11 of Andrew Kliman’s ‘Reclaiming Marx’s Capital’, where we dive into a critical appraisal of the empirical evidence that supposedly supports Marx’s Labour Theory of Value.
This weeks panelists are:
Additional Graphs & Equations:
Equations in Section 11.5: https://www.podomatic.com/ts/b5/3f/a6/tomobrien2004/0x0_13213063.jpg#092 World In Crisis w/ Michael Roberts
January 12, 2019 04:00 AM PST
Today we are delighted to welcome back Michael Roberts to the show to discuss the new book 'World In Crisis: A Global Analysis Of Marx's Law Of Probability', which he has co-edited with Guglielmo Carchedi. This is a collection of great scholarship by Marxist economists from around the globe, and contains a number of very interesting papers indeed.
You can buy World In Crisis here:
You can find Michaels Blog here:
January 02, 2019 04:00 PM PST
Hello and welcome to the 12th episode of the Refuting Marx's Inconsistency - Capital & the TSSI series. This week we dismember the rotting corpse of the Fundamental Marxian Theorem in our close reading of chapter 10 Andrew Kliman’ s ‘Reclaiming Marx’s Capital’.
This weeks panelists are:#011 Refuting Marx's Inconsistency & the TSSI
December 21, 2018 10:08 AM PST
Today we bash through as best we can Chapter 9 of Andrew Kliman's marxist masterpiece "Reclaiming Marx's Capital". This is a probably the densest of all the chapters and tables abound like a mofo. I've included the initial tables as the artwork for this episode. Many of these tables are extremely similar and repeatedly display similar phenomena, so don't worry about them toooo much. All the tables can be accessed by clicking on the image links below:
Tables 9.1 & 9.2
December 14, 2018 04:00 PM PST
Today we are speaking with Maximillian Alvarez, the host of the excellent ‘Working People’, a podcast by, for, and about the working class.
You can find his podcast here:
And you can follow him on twitter thus:#010.2 Refuting Marx's Inconsistency & the TSSI
December 09, 2018 02:50 AM PST
This week we smite all foes in our path and finish of chapter 8 Andrew Kliman s ‘Reclaiming Marx’s Capital’ with great fanfare
The panel this week consists of:
Lexi from https://soundcloud.com/swampsidechats
Emanuel from https://soundcloud.com/enforloradsak
Pouya - the mashed up Marx
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