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Inside Zero Books #27: A Fractured Left

Mar 18th, 2017 | By

In this week’s Inside Zero Books we have the second half of a conversation with C Derick Varn that drifts away from Gilles Dauve’s essay “When Insurrections Die” and onto topics such as the GDP of Russia, Brexit, book publishing in the digital age, Universal Basic Income, automation, Bill Gates and the robot tax, and

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Zero Squared #91: Trump, an Insider’s View

Dec 1st, 2016 | By

Former NEA Chairman Bill Ivey returns this week and we discuss the unexpected election of Trump. Ivey made the news recently when his March 13th, 2016 email to Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta was published by Wikileaks and he’s returning to in order to give us an insider’s perspective on the election. Here’s a short

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Zizek’s Capitalist Realism?

Jul 29th, 2015 | By

Slavoj Zizek’s recent column “How Alexis Tsipras and Syriza Outmaneuvered Angela Merkel and the Eurocrats” is a good example of how left theorists who hold to what Andrew Kliman calls “political determinism” can go wildly wrong. Political determinists think “that the capitalists control capitalism—not the other way around—so that the system can become something it’s

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James Heartfield’s Arguments (Nonsequiturs and Borrowed Kettles)

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By

The following blog post is a response to James Heartfield’s rebuttal to my summary of a debate on Facebook. The original argument broke out on Doug Henwood’s Facebook wall as a debate around the findings of Andrew Kliman in his book The Failure of Capitalist Production. – Douglas Lain Publisher Zero Books   Just to

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