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Questions of Data - Interview with Norman Fenton
58:29This week we spoke with Professor Norman Fenton of Queen Mary University, London, to discuss the use and misuse of statistics by governments during the last two years. We cover the tricks governments have pulled over the presentation of data of infections, the farce regarding testing and vaccine efficacy. It's a very interesting discussion and we encourage listeners to read the articles mentioned in the interview which are linked to below. Episode image is from the 1985 film 'Brazil' Directed by Terry Gilliam http://probabilityandlaw.blogspot.com/2021/12/possible-systematic-miscategorisation.html?m=1 http://probabilityandlaw.blogspot.com/2021/11/is-vaccine-efficacy-statistical-illusion.html?m=1
*Preview* The Trade Unions and Critical Race Theory
3:01We look at a recent decision by a local of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (a high school teachers' union in Ontario, Canada) which implemented weighted voted system based on race categories. Some news coverage here: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/ontario-teachers-union-implements-controversial-weighted-voting-system-to-increase-minority-representation
Climate Change (Part 2) *Unlocked*
58:29In this second part of our climate change episode (now unocked for general release) we look at the dubious origins of "green" policy such as "cap & trade", why so many Marxists have bought into the climate change narrative and conclude by examining Marx & Engels views on humans place within nature.
Climate Change (Part 1)
57:32This is the part one of what will be a two part episode on the science, politics and political economy of climate change. In this episode we look at the questions regarding the conventional narrative on climate change, the problems with "the science" and why this has come to be adopted by the advanced captialist nations. Part 2 will be released next week.
*Preview* The Supply Chains
3:07Full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/supply-chains-58821794 Supply chains are undergoing a well-publicized shock right now. But the root of the crisis goes much further than the current pandemic. The structure and functioning of supply chains was *as a result of* a search for lower costs. This led capitalists to shift much of production to developing countries. The inevitable result is a complex and long supply chain system which is sensitive to sudden shocks. This does not mean, however, that the entire system will be brought down. In fact, even accounting for regular crisis like the current one, the way supply chains are structured have more advantages for capitalism than drawbacks.
The Rittenhouse Trial & A Question on Socially Necessary Labor
1:04:45We look at the bourgeois media circus surrounding the Rittenhouse trial and ask, why the concept of a fair trial is so alien to many these days? Why are liberals so keen to jettison universalist standards? And who bares responsibility for the riots last year? On side 2 we take a question of socially necessary labor from a listener and look at how the employers manipulate conscientious workers.
Towards a Democratic Socialism?
7:10Full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/towards-58521334?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare Did you know that modern-day democratic socialism finds its theoretical roots in the thoughts of the French-Greek Marxist political theorist Nicos Poulantzas? In this episode, we talk about one of Poulantzas' later essays "Towards a Democratic Socialism" and give our two cents on whether we can truly win communism through purely democratic means. Essay here: https://jacobinmag.com/2020/10/towards-democratic-socialism-poulantzas-state-power
Inflation! Or The Economic Consequences of Mr Biden.
1:07:45Is inflation back? Is the solution spending more or less? Why are leftist influencers invested in denying it? What are Hayek & Friedman right about? What is the point of Kyle Kulinski? All of this and more will be explained as we dive into the questions of inlfation, what causes it and what can the Marxist method teach us about it?
*Preview* An Evergrande Old Time
6:16Full episode available to patrons: https://www.patreon.com/posts/evergrande-old-58269048 We cover the drama happening around the Evergrande developer group in China, and give our two cents as to whether this spells the end of capitalism in China as we know it.
Interview with Angela Nagle Part 2 *Unlocked*
57:40We're releasing the second part of our discussion with Angela Nagle from back in May of this year. In the second part of our interview with Angela we discuss the stunted development of Irish capitalism, the inter-imperialist rivalry between the USA and China as well as the impact of the Covid year on art and culture. Be sure to subscribe to Angela's substack page: https://angelanagle.substack.com/