By Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
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Every month we explore topical issues of interest to those on the democratic left.
||CleanEpisode 76 07.17.2017||Illinois Choice Action||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 75 04.15.2017 Friends Advocacy Teams||Friends Advocacy Teams||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 74 04.19.2017 May Day in Chicago||May Day in Chicago||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 73 03.10.2017 Boycott the Braids||Boycott the Braids||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 72 05.23.2011 Planned Inequality||Planned Inequality||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 71, 05.08.2015, Only One Thing Can Save Us||Only One Thing Can Save Us||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 70, 11.03.2016, The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan||The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 69, 1971, Michael Harrington on Socialism||Michael Harrington on Socialism||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 68, Recorded 08.25.2016||A Tale of 2 Cities and Rev Pinkney||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 67, Recorded 08.13.2016||Modernizing U.S. Food Aid||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 66, Recorded 07.20.2016||FIRE: From Boom to Bubble in Chicago||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 65, Recorded 06.19.2016||The Crime and Tragedy of Honduras||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 64, Recorded 05.14.2016||Who Watches the Watchmen?||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 63, Recorded 04.26.2016||Good Jobs, Clean Jobs, and Nuclear Energy in Illinois||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 62, Recorded 03.12.2016||Syria's Great Migration||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 61, Recorded 02.06.2016||The Rauner Agenda||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 60, Recorded 01.09.2016||The Great Stagnation||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 59, Recorded 12.12.2015||Reproductive Justice||12/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 58, Recorded 11.21.2015||Norvelt||11/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 57, Recorded 10.08.2015||The Transcendence Triptych||10/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 56, Recorded 09.12.2015||Students and Labor||9/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 55, Recorded 08.08.2015||Burge, Torture, and Reparations||8/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 54, Recorded 07.25.2015||Mercy Killers||7/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 53, Recorded 06.27.2015||Eugene V. Debs||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 52, Recorded 04.27.2015||The Most Dangerous Woman in America||5/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 51, Recorded 04.11.2015||Derailing the Fast Track||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 50, Recorded 03.14.2015||Vote Mujica: Chicago's 25th Ward||3/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 49, Recorded 02.23.2015||Gun Responsibilities in Oak Park||2/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 48, Recorded 01.10.2015||It's Still Stagnation||1/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 47, Recorded 12.03.2014||Gardening and Social Justice||12/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 46, Recorded 11.08.2014||Veterans, Poverty, and the New Jim Crow||11/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 45, Recorded 10.11.2014||Domestic Violence and the Economy||10/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 44, Recorded 09.13.2014||Poverty in America||9/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 43, Recorded 08.09.2014||The Criminal Record Is the New Jim Crow||8/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 42, Recorded 07.12.2014||Food Insecurity||7/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 41, Recorded 06.29.2014||Drop Student Debt||7/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 40, Recorded 06.14.2014||Disability and Poverty||6/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 39, Recorded 05.10.2014||Pope Francis: Poverty and Social Justice||5/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 27, Recorded 05.11.2013||Labor Education||5/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 26, Recorded 04.13.2013||Organizing Amid the Wreckage of the Wagner Act||4/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 25, Recorded 03.09.2013||Cleaning Up After ICE||3/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 23, Recorded 01.12.2013||Jane Addams||1/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 22, Recorded 12.08.2012||Labor in Higher Education||12/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 19, Recorded 07.14.2012||Why America Needs a Robin Hood Tax||9/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 18, Recorded 08.11.2012||The Chicago Workers Collaborative||8/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 15, Recorded 05.12.2012||Your Rights to Protest in Chicago||5/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 14, Recorded 03.10.2012||Lost Prophet||4/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 13, Recorded 02.11.2012||Economic Democracy||2/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 12, Recorded 01.14.2012||Whither the Economy?||1/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 11, Recorded 12.10.2011||Reproductive Rights and Women's Health||12/31/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalkin' Socialism: Episode 10, Recorded 11.19.2011||Karl Marx: a World to Win||12/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Waste of time, unintelligent hosts
Extremely stupid rambling by worn out union hacks, doesn't have quality audio or content
One of the Premiere Podcasts of the American Left
Talkin’ Socialism is produced each month by the Chicago Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. When I became interested in the subject several years ago, it was one of the first programs I found, so I’ve been listening for awhile. I like that these conversations are not rushed, and that they present information and points of view that are hard to come by elsewhere. If you’re looking for the typical “political” show with folks shouting canned talking points at each other, look elsewhere. This program is thoughtful, measured and deliberative.
If you're willing to remain in this Socialist mindset and not have any understanding of how economics works, than continue to listen to this podcast. But if you want to hear the true purpose and result of Socialism, than read on...
The great irony of this podcast and it's listeners is that the only reason they can claim to be "Socialist" is because they have the freedom of a Capitalist society to do so. There's no penalty. Because they live here in the US. Think about that for a second. If you really lived in a Socialist country you'd be miserable.
The core of Socialism is debt. "Debt to society " as they call it. The plan of Socialism it to crowd out Private debt and replace it with Government debt. The only way to issue Government debt is that they have to spend more money than the Government takes in. Once they issue the Government debt they want to use it to enact programs to give people things they could ordinarily buy themselves. They want Government programs for cellphones, cars, socks, clothes, computers, food anything that could be privatized. That way they can control the people by giving them the money to buy stuff. The only way they can do that is by issuing volumes and volumes of Government debt (money they don't have) that way they can crowd out Private debt. In other words Private companies that in order to grow their business they issue bonds and stocks to investors through free and fair trade. "Capitalism" as its called. "Socialism" hates that freedom and they want to crowd it out. They want the only debt issuance to be Government debt and the excess of Government debt and prolonged Government debt. That is the "Socialist" plan.
But how can the Government sustain itself under all that debt if they keep subsidizing everything?
They enact price controls to keep companies under their thumb by ordering them to sell products at a certain price in the name of "fairness and equality". It's happening now under Obamacare. Overtime it ultimately doesn't matter because price controls never work. They lead to a decreased supply of the product because in order to make the revenue to keep producing the product and keep workers paid (who the Socialists claim to be fighting for) companies stop supplying it to prevent losing money. There's no incentive to keep making the product. You also see increased demand because people who couldn't buy the product can now do so but at the cost of the company and workers who have to feed their families. So there's now more people laying claim to the product and less of the product being made because people lose money. Now you see black markets because companies can make the revenue they need by selling the product on the side. Finally, you see quality problems because as long as the companies are forced to sell the product at less value than it is they're going to cut corners because, again, there's no incentive anymore.
I bring this up in reference to the "Socialist" plan. Because once the Government takes over a market, issues debt, and enacts price control they have complete control of the people and products in that market and force the companies out of business. That's what's happening to Obamacare because companies are pulling out and leaving entire states! Think about how many people lose their health insurance because the companies can't make anymore money. The reason why "Socialists" love Government debt so much is because they want to enact the use of force to force health insurance companies, computer companies, sock companies to keep giving people their product at a loss.
That's crazy, Governments don't do that! They've never forced people to do this!?
And yes, your right. Because in the Soviet Union and Communist China they just killed you! They just killed them. It was the choice of the companies to either destroy themselves by giving away their product at a loss or be arrested, rounded up, and shot! Other penalties that "Socialist" Governments enact to force companies to give away their products at a loss is jail time. In Venezuela the Government is now forcing bakeries to make bread. So you force bakeries to make bread at a loss, confiscate their assets, but when (surprisingly) the bakeries flip you the middle finger and say "We're not dong this we can't make any money we're going to lose on this" What do you do? You force them to produce the product. They've taken over the bakeries forcing them to give away the product, dictating their hours, wages, and amount of bread they must make. We have a word for being forced to work against your will without compensation or worse, losing money because of it so you basically pay to work on another person's terms:
Socialism makes slaves out of the very people it claims to defend. By confiscating the entire economic system Socialism makes slaves out of its citizens. The rampant poverty in any socialist society is caused by the very Government that claims to fight it.
If you want the truth about Government, Socialism, Economics, and other issues I highly recommend the Ben Shapiro Show Podcast and the Louder With Crowder Podcast. Break free from the lies being told on this podcast.
But don't worry, I'm just lying to you. Conservatives are just lying to you, the BBC is just lying to you Governments aren't dong this all around the world because it's all just one big conspiracy theory, right?