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The United States of Socialism

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When so many of the world’s natural resources are appropriated and privatized, how long will it take corporations to find a way to charge us for the air we breathe?

This week on Coup Save America, Sean discusses the various interpretations of socialism with historian Adnan Husain, who is well-versed in the social analyses of Karl Marx and his contemporaries during the time when society was changing from agriculturally based to industrial and urban. Adnan defines socialism as extending democracy beyond politics to include economics, society, and other aspects of our daily lives. He talks about how unfettered capitalism without regulation leads to inequality and oppression and tells us the excuses economic thinkers have used justify capitalism as good for society…but he also explains that capitalism is one of the most progressive advances to ever befall society. Sean and Adnan talk about figures such as Ralph Nadar, Martin Luther King, Tucker Carlson, and The Squad, plus an extra special shout-out to Kshama Sawant. 

Other topics of conversation include: The “unfinished business” of the New Deal, historical utopian societies that have failed, “The Commons”, how US imperial interventions promote regime changes, and the three evils that society must eliminate for the betterment of all.


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