/204/ Three Articles: People’s Republic of Fleeing

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7xbrq-109384d On Chinese investment, Swiss democracy, and fleeing from Afghanistan. In this Three Articles, we discuss flight or departure in various ways: China opening the gates for its huge savings to spill onto world markets; Switzerland leaving (or remaining outside)…

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…

Excerpt: /158/ Three Articles: Cosmopolitan Austerity & Control

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tazxe-f11ed0 Full episode is for subscribers only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacast  In this latest Three Articles, we discuss cosmopolitanism, the end of austerity (maybe?) and social control in the pandemic.  Readings: Is cosmopolitanism our destiny?, Aris Roussinos, Unherd Meet the Philosopher…

Excerpt: /151/ Reading Club: Full Employment

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-y8fkt-edffc0 Episode for patrons $10+. Subscribe at patreon.com/bungacast This month we discuss Polish economist Michal Kalecki's landmark essay, "The Political Consequences of Full Employment". This follows on from our recent free episode, 'It's Not Robots, It's Capitalism' (ep 149) focusing…

/149/ It’s Not Robots, It’s Capitalism ft. Aaron Benanav / Liz Pancotti

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kh9f6-ecb86f On unemployment. The Covid crisis has led to millions out of work - but the situation was none too rosy before, either. Post-crisis recoveries seem increasingly 'jobless', while the overall labour force participation rate keeps falling as people drop…