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We are a group of comrades from the Proles Discord and these are our book club discussions.

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We are a group of comrades from the Proles Discord and these are our book club discussions.

Cover art photo provided by Soviet Artefacts on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@soviet_artefacts

    Capital #15 - The Process of Accumulation of Capital (ch. 23-25)

    Capital #15 - The Process of Accumulation of Capital (ch. 23-25)

    How do the rich become rich? In another wide-ranging episode we cover topics including how being rich leads to being richer, the tendency of large businesses to devour smaller ones, the brutal living conditions of English workers in Marx's time, which persist until today in the Global South, the colonisation of Ireland and more. The end is almost in sight as we sit down for the penultimate episode in our series on Karl Marx's 'Capital - Volume I' covering all of 'Section 7 - The Process of Accumulation of Capital', which includes; 'Chapter 23 - Simple Reproduction', 'Chapter 24 - The Transformation of Surplus-Value into Capital' and 'Chapter 25 - The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation'. Follow us on Twitter at @prolesbookclub and shoot us a DM if you need links to companion resources or have any questions.  If you'd like to join the book club, you can chip in a dollar to join our parent podcast's discord server. Proles of the Round Table: https://www.patreon.com/prolespod  Our comrades are making brilliant communist content, check out www.prolespod.com/ussp for more podcasts. Thanks to @NunezKeenan for the intro theme; you can find more of their work here: http://tiny.cc/keenan Thanks to the Craig bot for helping us to record via Discord!

    • 1h 50 min
    Capital #14 - Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus-Value; and Wages (ch. 16-22)

    Capital #14 - Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus-Value; and Wages (ch. 16-22)

    In this episode we're covering the two types of surplus-value and how they are produced; as well as wages, what they are and why we are paid in the ways that we are.

    As we go through chapters 16-22 covering all of 'Part 6 - Absolute and Relative Surplus-Value' and 'Part 7 -Wages' from 'Capital - Volume I' by Karl Marx, you can expect more of Marx's usual, spicy takes and profound insights, and we accidentally go off on a conspiracy theory tangent.

    Follow us on Twitter at @prolesbookclub and shoot us a DM if you need links to companion resources or have any questions.

     If you'd like to join the book club, you can chip in a dollar to join our parent podcast's discord server. Proles of the Round Table: https://www.patreon.com/prolespod 

    Our comrades are making brilliant communist content, check out www.prolespod.com/ussp for more podcasts.

    Thanks to @NunezKeenan for the intro theme; you can find more of their work here: http://tiny.cc/keenan Thanks to the Craig bot for helping us to record via Discord!

    • 1h 24 min
    Capital #13 Bonus

    Capital #13 Bonus

    Like (almost) always, there's some bonus talk in this session. Enjoy!  Follow us on Twitter at @prolesbookclub and shoot us a DM if you need links to companion resources. If you'd like to join the book club, you can chip in a dollar to join our parent podcast's discord server. Proles of the Round Table: https://www.patreon.com/prolespod Thanks to @NunezKeenan for the intro theme; you can find more of their work here: http://tiny.cc/keenan Thanks to the Craig bot for helping us to record via Discord!

    • 24 min
    Capital #13 - Machinery and Large-Scale Industry (Part 2 - ch. 15 continued)

    Capital #13 - Machinery and Large-Scale Industry (Part 2 - ch. 15 continued)

    More dialectics, more dualities. Machinery is wielded as a weapon against the working class. Marx shows us how machinery was not the great liberator it was made out to be. When capital gives with one hand, it takes with the other.

    We're joined in this episode by Nathan from Marx Madness Pod and new guest Erin to discuss the displacement of workers, the gruesome working conditions that existed in Marx's time, right up to the present day, women and children joining the workforce, education, modern examples of how machinery is used against us (and for capital) and one of the heaviest and most depressing chapters so far in 'Capital'.

    Welcome back as we continue and finish off the enormous 'Chapter 15 - Machinery and Large-Scale Industry' from 'Capital - Volume I' by Karl Marx.   

    If you're looking to brush up on your understanding of dialectics in preparation for this chapter, feel free to check out our previous episode  on 'Dialectical and Historical Materialism' by Stalin.   

    Follow us on Twitter at @prolesbookclub and shoot us a DM if you need links to companion resources or have any questions.

    If you'd like to join the book club, you can chip in a dollar to join our parent podcast's discord server. Proles of the Round Table:  https://www.patreon.com/prolespod 

    Our comrades are making brilliant communist content, check out www.prolespod.com/ussp for more podcasts.  

    Thanks to @NunezKeenan for the intro theme; you can find more of their work here:  http://tiny.cc/keenan  

    Thanks to the Craig bot for helping  us to record via Discord!

    • 55 min
    Capital #12 - Bonus

    Capital #12 - Bonus

    In this bonus session we take a break from talking about books to talk about.. other books, and a couple of movies. 



    Books mentioned: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion - J. R. R. Tolkien, Enders Game Series - Orson Scott Card, Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson, The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy - Cixin Liu, Red Rising - Pierce Brown, The Morning Deluge, Wind in the Tower - Han Suyin, My Life - Fidel Castro. 



    Follow us on Twitter at @prolesbookclub and shoot us a DM if you need links to  companion resources. 

    If you'd like to join the book club, you can chip  in a dollar to join our parent podcast's discord server. Proles of the  Round Table: https://www.patreon.com/prolespod 

    Thanks to @NunezKeenan for the intro theme; you can find more of their work here: http://tiny.cc/keenan 

    Thanks to the Craig bot for helping us to record via Discord!

    • 30 min
    Capital #12 - Machinery and Large-Scale Industry (ch. 15)

    Capital #12 - Machinery and Large-Scale Industry (ch. 15)

    Machinery makes things easier, but for who? 

    This time we're talking about the development of machinery, the effects of machinery on the lives of the workers and their families, automation, class struggle and Marx's acknowledgment of domestic labour. 

    Join us as we take on the enormous 'Chapter 15 - Machinery and Large-Scale Industry' from 'Capital - Volume I' by Karl Marx. 

    If you're looking to brush up on your understanding of dialectics in preparation of this chapter, feel free to check out our previous episode on 'Dialectical and Historical Materialism' by Stalin. 

    Follow us on Twitter at @prolesbookclub and shoot us a DM if you need links to companion resources or have any questions. If you'd like to join the book club, you can chip in a dollar to join our parent podcast's discord server. Proles of the Round Table: https://www.patreon.com/prolespod  Our comrades are making brilliant communist content, check out www.prolespod.com/ussp for more podcasts. Thanks to  @NunezKeenan for the intro theme; you can find more of their work here:  http://tiny.cc/keenan  Thanks to the Craig bot for helping us to record via Discord!

    • 41 min

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