Excerpt: /192/ Three Articles: Pandemic (Dis)Satisfactions

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ttqse-10321f3 On consequences of the pandemic + important local election results in Spain & UK.   We start off by discussing the telling results of some recent local and regional elections: in the UK, Labour continues its drift to becoming…

/189/ Pink Tide Paradoxes ft. Fabio Luis

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pjt87-1008de0 On Latin America's progressive wave and its discontents. A new book on Latin America argues that 'pink tide' governments tried to treat the symptoms of neoliberal capitalism while allowing the underlying situation to worse. We talk to the author,…

UNLOCKED /179/ The Hobbyist Left ft. David Swift

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ivqvz-1008eca How to address the political problems of leftwing parties today?   Liverpudlian historian David Swift argues that the problem is hobbyism - people for whom politics constitutes their identity rather than expressing their interest in social and political change.…

Excerpt: /188/ The Huge Package State pt. 2 ft. Anton Jäger

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4wihs-1008da8 On the end of the End of History and neo-feudalism. This episode is for subscribers only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacast In a continuation of our discussion on the emerging transfer state, we ask whether the end of neoliberalism entails…

/187/ The Huge Package State ft. Anton Jäger

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jwdtt-1008d7a On cash welfarism and state investment. Plus regionalism in Belgium & the UK. Anton Jäger is back on the pod to discuss the emerging 'transfer state'. We examine Biden's massive trillion-dollar spending plans and ask if this means we're…