Dr. Peter Achinstein, from Johns Hopkins University, presents a lecture titled "Simplicity: The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel."
University of Bonn and Sciences Po economics professor Moritz Schularick talks to Rob about the soon-to-be-released book, Leveraged, which he edited based on papers from an INET-sponsored conference. The book takes a close look at what we have learned about the costs and causes of financial fragility since 2008.
Learn more at https://www.moritzschularick.com/
Do your own research! Type “NESARA GESARA” and see what you learn. Or try “OPPT UCC” instead. You will access ideals of sovereignty, emancipation, life, money, and wealth; tutorials on the codes and procedures that are needed in order to subvert the dominant order and lead to financial salvation; and lessons on the spiritual menaces and economic enmities that justify this newly found path. Mixtures of millennialism, esotericism, conspiratorialism, populism, antisemitism, libertarianism, and nationalism can indeed be observed in a number of contemporary movements of economic redemption. These can sometimes find expression in troubling ways: in a cult, perhaps, or in violence,as in the case of “sovereign citizen” extremism. Other times, they translate into innocuous pastimes, mundane skepticism, or dodgy investment schemes. Documenting these practices furthers understanding of the financial element that is at work in the culture of contemporary conspiratorial, millennialist discourse. But it also opens up a promising lead for the anthropology of finance, as it exposes the delirious potentials of ordinary concepts of money, finance, wealth, and value. The case of “OPPT” (One People’s Public Trust) provides a testbed for a critical inquiry into the demons inherent in financial imagination.
Dr Wilson Sherwin, Neil Davidson Fellow (University of Glasgow): ‘Beyoncé Says, “Quit Your Job”: Feminism, work, and antiwork freedom dreams’
Recent years have brought a remarkable sea change in how people relate to their jobs. The Great Resignation, “quiet quitting”, and China’s “Tang ping” are just a few examples of nascent antiwork politics. However exciting these trends may be, they remain largely individual, atomized, and far from the bold, collective projects that define a genuine social movement. Has an antiwork movement ever existed? What might that even look like? Returning to the Welfare Rights Movement (United States, 1960s- 70s) this talk examines a remarkable historic example of militant and sustained collective mobilization waged by poor Black women for the right to live rich and meaningful lives, freed from the compulsions and cudgels of employment.
Wilson Sherwin has worked as an electrician, a nanny, a translator, and a documentary film producer. She is currently a sociologist who writes and teaches about social movements, political economy, and public policy.
In this episode, the Negation crew takes to task L. Ron Hubbard's book The Problems of Work, which attempts to explain problems with workplace alienation through the wonderful lens of Scientology. Let's get wacky lmao
FURTHER READING: "On Authority" by Fredrich Engels
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Hey patrons! We're back with another exclusive monthly podcast episode. This month, we're joined by Rithika Ramamurthy. She is a PhD candidate in English at Brown University, studying affect and labour in the Victorian novel. She is also the President of GradLaborOrg, the graduate student union at Brown, as well as a Co-Chair of ReclaimRI.
We talk about her work organizing at Brown and in Rhode Island, the need to build solidarity across multiple types of labour, the role and function of Marxist literary criticism and its objects, and more.
Check out Rithika's article in The Drift that we mention: Personal Hell - The Drift (thedriftmag.com)
Also check out her review of Helen Carter Petersen's book on burnout: Work Sucks: On Anne Helen Petersen’s “Can’t Even” (lareviewofbooks.org)
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On this episode of the pod, we sit down and speak with Isabel Millar, a philosopher, theorist, and author of The Psychoanalysis of Artificial Intelligence. We talk about her work bringing together AI and psychoanalysis in the book, including the figure of the Sexbot and the concept of patipolitics (the topic of her upcoming book), as well as psychoanalysis and the role it plays in critiquing capitalism more broadly.
Isabel's website: Philosopher and Psychoanalytic Theorist | Isabel Millar
FURTHER READING: - "Global Care Chains and Emotional Surplus Value" by Arlie Hochschild - "Does Sperm Have a Flag?" by Lois Harder
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Join us for a critical discussion with Hacking/Hustling and Veil Machine on deplatforming and surveillance, as well as practical knowledge sharing on cybersecurity and online marketing for sex workers.
This event is moderated by CMU School of Art MFA Candidate, Lena Chen, and co-hosted by the Miller ICA, Tech4Society, SWOP Pittsburgh. This event is made possible by the 2021-2022 Sylvia & David Steiner Lecture Series and the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University.
More about Hacking/Hustling:
Hacking//Hustling works to abolish carceral technologies and build the capacity of sex workers and survivors to create new technologies that increase safety. Our work explodes the definition of technology to include harm reduction models: community-based research, mutual aid, organizing, art, and any/all tools sex workers and survivors develop to mitigate state, workplace, and interpersonal violence and thrive.
More about Veil Machine:
At its core, sex work, like artwork, is about the interplay between fantasy and reality, intimacy and lies. The Veil Machine, like the sex worker and artist, manipulates through masks. Our group uses a relational and intimate practice to explore these dynamics through art actions.
Our central question is: when we pose sex work as a radical art…
An oral history roundtable tracing the early days of an internet built on desire, erotic labor, communal care, and animated gifs.
From search suggestions to streaming video to encrypted online banking, the internet as we know it today was built on the back of sex work. Yet official histories overwrite the feminized, criminalized labor and communal innovation that made the internet desirable, accessible, and profitable. Join experts Gabriella Garcia, Tina Horn, and Sinnamon Love for an oral history roundtable moderated by Livia Foldes to launch Sex Workers Built the Internet, a publication that urgently retells the internet’s past—and its possible futures—by centering sex workers’ experiences, voices, and activism.
Hosted by Decoding Stigma and Hacking//Hustling. Sponsored by the SexTech Lab at the Schools for Public Engagement. Funded by the New School for Social Research Dean’s Office.
This roundtable brings together different voices in the articulation of queer Marxism in a discussion of its past, present and future. ——————————————————————————————————-
Queer Marxism emerged in the early 21st century, built upon a century of Marxist attempts to grapple with issues of sex and sexuality and as a corrective to the (sometimes valid) concerns of lesbian, gay and sexual politics activists that Marxists saw sexuality as a peripheral concern or space to impose class politics as the primary form of radicalism. It came, in the work of writers such as Rosemary Hennessy, Kevin Floyd, Christopher Chitty and some of the participants of this panel, to occupy a space of constructive synergies between queer and sex-positive thinking and Marxism. It has encouraged a more open, critical, inclusive and synergistic approach by Marxists to issues of sex and sexuality and the intimate and personal, as well as developing a persuasive understanding of the importance of the commodification of sexual lives and the need to engage with sex and sexuality at the political and public arenas.
This roundtable will explore key contemporary issues in the politics of sexuality and the power and effectiveness of queer Marxism as a key site of criticality. It will combine critical ref…
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