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Episode 29: Current Events – The New American Dream w/Matt Bruenig

Episode 29: Current Events – The New American Dream w/Matt Bruenig
The Gang (Malloy @mmalloyboy, Celery @comradecelery, and Markus @RIPMarkusJ) discuss the state of progressive politics in America, the resurgence of socialist ideals like UBI, singlepayer healthcare, et al, with special guest Matt Bruenig.

Throughout, Matt also discusses his Patreon project to develop a policy writing and analysis outfit for the American left movement.

Check out Matt’s Patreon here:
https://www.patreon.com/mattbruenig
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Episode 28: Theory – Wage, Labor & Capital

Episode 28: Theory – Wage, Labor & Capital
This week the gang (Celery @comradecelery, Sid @geckofantasies, and Markus @RIPMarkusJ) discusses Marx’s pamphlet “Wage, Labor & Capital”, which you can find on the Marxist Library:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/Marx_Wage_Labour_and_Capital.pdf

Next week, we’ll be tackling “Value, Price & Profit”, which you can read on the Marxist Library if you want to study 🙂

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1865/value-price-profit/

Thanks for listening to the Discourse this week, like, subscribe, share, RT, and check out Patreon if you feel so inclined, where exclusive material will be posted.

https://www.patreon.com/discoursecollective
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Episode 27: Special Episode – POLITICS KILLS Feat. Greg Dwyer

Episode 27: Special Episode – POLITICS KILLS Feat. Greg Dwyer
This week, the gang (@Jung_Hegelian, @mmalloyboy, and @RIPmarkusJ) is joined by @grgdwyr of Arsenal for Democracy to discuss the AHCA, a “health care reform” that will destroy coverage provisions for millions of Americans and decimate the feeble steps toward universal coverage that the PPACA provided. If this piece of legislation passes and is signed into law by Trump it will result in a quality of life decline and literal death for thousands of Americans. Politics KILLS.

Check out Greg’s work here: http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/author/greg/

Links:

House Passes AHCA: How It Happened, What It Would Do, And Its Uncertain Senate Future

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2017/05/02/431698/house-health-care-plan-not-enough-keep-high-risk-pools-afloat/

http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/how-to-cover-pre-existing-conditions
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Episode 24: The Labor Theory of Value

Episode 24: The Labor Theory of Value
Ever get that feeling that you’re being underpaid and overworked, but can’t quite find the words to describe what’s going on? In this episode, @comrade_celery, @RIPMarkusJ, and @mmalloyboy are back to break down the Labor Theory of Value.
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For further reading, check out:

Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy, by Karl Marx
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1857/grundrisse/

Das Kapital: Volume I: A Critique of Political Economy, by Karl Marx
https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/Capital-Volume-I.pdf

Oxford World’s Classics has published an abridged version of Capital Volume I:
https://www.amazon.com/Capital-Abridged-Oxford-Worlds-Classics/dp/0199535701

We would also recommend checking out David Harvey’s Companion to Marx’s Capital
https://www.amazon.com/Companion-Marxs-Capital-David-Harvey/dp/1844673596

Finally, Professor Harvey also has an lecture series available for free on Youtube in which he covers the entirety of Capital Volume I

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Episode 23: Special – The Texasode

Episode 23: Special – The Texasode
In this special episode of Discourse Collective, Sergey (@NovemberBrav0) hosts a round table discussion with some of our MENA leftist friends who live in Texas. Hejab (@prettiestthings), Dema (@superior_olive), and Yussef (@dadballoons) dive into the issues they face being of middle-eastern decent in the American south and offer a view of the cultural landscape through their perspectives.
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Episode 22: Culture – Exiting The Haunted Mall, With Grafton Tanner

Episode 22: Culture – Exiting The Haunted Mall, With Grafton Tanner
On this special episode of Discourse Collective, Hunter (@copcemetary), Malloy (@mmaloyboy) and Sergey (@NovemberBrav0) interview Grafton Tanner about his book “Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts”, examining vapor as a phenomenon and an aesthetic, how it reflects the haunted culture we live in, and what it says about our politics and philosophy.

Babbling Corpse is available for purchase on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Babbling-Corpse-Vaporwave-Commodification-Ghosts-ebook/dp/B01G2M4LV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492610703&sr=8-1&keywords=babbling+corpse
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Episode 20: Current Events – American Wasteland

Episode 20: Current Events – American Wasteland
Hosts Sid Hatfield (@geckofantasies), Malloy (@mmalloyboy) and Markus (@RIPMarkusJ), discuss the various issues oppressing and exploiting the poor and vulnerable in America, institutional poverty, unsafe working conditions, and drug epidemics.

While doing research for this pod, the gang uncovered an interesting link; a doctor and chairperson of a landmark panel from 1992 that roundly called for an increase in the use of opiates in care for trauma victims and post-surgery patients was made President of an interdisciplinary society called “The American Academy Of Pain Medicine” that seeks to guarantee patient access to opiate based pain relief while now acknowledging the dangerously addictive nature of this practice.

The AAPM’s positions are largely couched in a “hands off doctors” posture, however, they present an authoritative appeal to keep the prescribing of opiates ‘business as usual’ despite institutional attempts to recognize the nature of the opioid addiction problem and attempt measures to remedy it.

1. Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma, Panel Co-chairs: Daniel B. Carr, M.D. (https://archive.ahrq.gov/clinic/medtep/acute.htm)
“Fears of postsurgical addiction to opioids are generally groundless.”

2. AAPM website, board (http://www.painmed.org/membercenter/board-of-directors/)
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