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…

Excerpt: /182/ Three Articles: Sporno-Vaxxo-Techno-Populism

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kdxy8-fe67ff In this latest Three Articles, we examine the rise of 'techno-populism', look at the EU's vaccine debacle, and question whether cinema - and popular culture in general - is being desexualised and pornified at the same time.   This…

Excerpt: /179/ The Hobbyist Left ft. David Swift

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8qcdt-fc4aa3 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: /178/ Reading Club: Societies of Control

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sbyri-fbfb1f We discuss Gilles Deleuze's short essay, Postscript on the Societies of Control and ask whether his understanding, according to which society has changed from one where discipline is exercised in institutions to one where control is implemented across society,…