In today’s cure for insomnia episode, we explore the origins of the ISMs the pundit class abuses each and every day. We’re focusing on the big ones. Fascism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism and Capitalism. The show covers the theorists who created these theories, touch on the circumstances that inspired their thinking and how far from these concepts we have moved as a society. Plus, we’ll talk through how most of these theories (except fascism) are more alike than we’ve been led to believe. (99 and Manny note: “Not the most scintillating episode, but Max was so excited we didn’t have the heart to tell him.”)
Joseph A. Schumpeter: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx: The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
Karl Marx: Das Kapital
Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations
American Scandal: The Ice Pick Surgeon
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