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Episode 1091

Towards counterculture / On economic imperialism.

Nov 5 2019

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Curtis White

Cognitive dissonance at a dead end: On the promise of counterculture today.

Writer Curtis White explains why we need counterculture - as people trapped in a dead end of capitalist stagnation and impending ecological collapse, hope for the future won't be found in clinging to the failing structures of this world, but in building and exploring new worlds of our own making. The Romantics might have some pointers.

Curtis is author of Living in a World that Can’t Be Fixed: Reimagining Counterculture Today from Melville House.



Intan Suwandi

Understanding the chains of global imperialism.

Sociologist Intan Suwandi explores the mechanisms of power in the global economy - as multinational corporations expand their reach into the Global South, they maintain control over technology and commodity chains, extracting and transferring value back to to the Global North, unit by unit, worker by worker.

Intan is author of the book Value Chains: The New Economic Imperialism from Monthly Review Press.