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Antz (1998) | A Marxist Analysis

Antz (1998) | A Marxist Analysis

The 1998 movie “Antz” follows an Ant named Ze. At the start we see him attend a therapy session. He talks about many symptoms of alienation in the working class. He says that he can’t stand his job, that nobody worries about him and that he feels like he will be alone for his entire life and can’t deal with living in a society that only sees him as a small part of the whole and consideres him worthless. Those…

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Economic Update: Marxism’s Contribution [CLIP]

Economic Update: Marxism’s Contribution [CLIP]

What does Marxism and Marxian political economy in particular, what is it offer to a society like ours today, what, why is this something you study, you teach, your students want to learn, what’s going on with Marxism? Beginnings are very important to Marx, so where one begins, sets up an awful lot of what you were able to see from that vantage point, and I, in recent years, like to begin my discussions of Marxism by quoting a statement…

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Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist

Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist

Karl Marx is often described as one of the greatest thinkers of the 19th century. His writings have inspired revolutions, and generated centuries of fierce debate. Born in Prussia, now Germany, in May 1818, Marx believed that capitalism, which was in its infancy at the time, had serious flaws. Marx claimed that in pursuit of profit, capitalists would encourage their ideology that work is good, leisure is bad, and material things will make us happy. Embracing mass production, depriving workers…

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When Capitalism Almost Disappeared: World Revolutions #4

When Capitalism Almost Disappeared: World Revolutions #4

This video is brought to you by your contributions on Patreon. Click here if you want to help keep the lights on down at the history factory. Just before we start, this video is part four in a six-part series on world revolutions done as a collaborative project with Cypher, the Cynical Historian. If you click up at the little i in the corner, you can go to his channel and find part one in the series. Don’t worry, we’ll…

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Warren Buffett Socialist – Fox News

Warren Buffett Socialist – Fox News

boxes is a new talking point which is that uh… people who’ll are of wall street titans itll investor legislate warren buffett are socialist now yes if they what i warren buffett aurora new york times op ed saying for the love of god tax the rich too we have plenty of money where our where a record low tax rates this is a unconscionable wall would do is hitting the middle class i pay less taxes than my secretary…

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Not All Professors Are Socialists | Guests: Peter Boettke and John B. Taylor | Ep 15

Not All Professors Are Socialists | Guests: Peter Boettke and John B. Taylor | Ep 15

– Welcome to Kibbe on Liberty. This is a bucket list session for me because I’m talking to John Taylor and Peter Boettke, the current and past presidents of the Mont Pelerin Society, classical liberal economists, and we’re gonna talk about Friedrich Hayek and that first gathering in the 1940s of the Mont Pelerin Society and how far we’ve come today, check it out. (rock music) Okay this is sort of a bucket list thing for me. We’re all gathered…

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Communists, socialists, and Marxists destroyed by Milton Friedman, capitalism and freedom

Communists, socialists, and Marxists destroyed by Milton Friedman, capitalism and freedom

Phil Donohue, “When you see around the globe the maldistribution of wealth. The desperate plight of millions of people in underdeveloped countries. When you see so few haves and so many have-nots. When you see the greed and the concentration of power. Did you ever have a moment of doubt about capitalism? And whether greed is a good idea to run on?” Milton Friedman, “Well, first of all, tell me, is there some society you know that doesn’t run on…

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Donald Trump Jr. Anti-Socialist Halloween Tweet Backfires

Donald Trump Jr. Anti-Socialist Halloween Tweet Backfires

HALLOWEEN HAPPENED. IT JUST HAPPENED AND OF COURSE YOU CAN ALWAYS RELY ON THE TRUMP FAMILY TO RUIN A GOOD THING OR AT LEAST ATTEMPT TO AND DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR DID SO BY EXPLOITING HIS OWN DAUGHTER AND POSTING THE PHOTO ON TWITTER TALKING ABOUT SOCIALISM THAT MADE NO SENSE AT ALL. CASE IN POINT. OKAY. THE CANDY WAS A HANDOUT. YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOCIALISM? THAT IS ALL YOU GUYS HAVE EVER KNOWN. ALL YOU HAVE EVER KNOWN…

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Tania Li: Capitalist Ideology & The Torture Of Meritocracy

Tania Li: Capitalist Ideology & The Torture Of Meritocracy

LBW: But as you explore I mean there’s other costs that came in that were unanticipated I would imagine by most people and so instead of say everybody doing very well in a very prosperous year where the crop the yield was great and everybody’s okay we’re doing good this year and then five years later there’s a drought there’s some devastating something comes through and it causes all the crops to basically fail and in a sense the whole…

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