December 26, 2021

S02E10 - Aaron Benanav on Associational Socialism and Democratic Planning

A world without scarcity is possible for everybody! Aaron Benanav shares his idea of how we could achieve this associational utopia, today.

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Aaron Benanav's Website:

https://www.aaronbenanav.com/

Aaron on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/abenanav

Benanav, Aaron. 2020. Automation and the Future of Work. London: Verso 2020:

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3717-automation-and-the-future-of-work

Benanav, Aaron. 2021. Automatisierung und die Zukunft der Arbeit. Berlin: Suhrkamp:

https://www.suhrkamp.de/buch/aaron-benanav-automatisierung-und-die-zukunft-der-arbeit-t-9783518127704

Benanav, Aaron. 2020. How to Make a Pencil. Logic Magazine, 12 (Open Access):

https://logicmag.io/commons/how-to-make-a-pencil/

Benanav, Aaron. 2021. Service Work in the Pandemic Economy. International Labor and Working Class History, 99, 66–74 (Open Access):

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346189424_Service_Work_in_the_Pandemic_Economy

Benanav, Aaron. 2020. A World Without Work? Dissent (New York), 67(4), 45–52 (Open Access):

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/a-world-without-work

Titles, names and concepts mentioned in this episode:

Neurath, Otto. 2005 [1925]. Economic Plan and Calculation in Kind. In: Otto Neurath Economic Writings Selections 1904–1945 (pp. 405-465), Vienna Circle Collection, Dordrecht: Springer:

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/1-4020-2274-3_14

UBI (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_basic_income

New Keynesianism (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Keynesian_economics

Pat Devine (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Devine

Fikret Adaman at the Istanbul Policy Center:

https://ipc.sabanciuniv.edu/en/fikret-adaman-2da26a

Adaman, F. and  Devine, P. 1996. "The Economic Calculation Debate: Lessons for Socialists", In: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 20, 523-537 (Open Access):

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5208068_The_Economic_Calculation_Debate_Lessons_for_Socialists

Mariana Mazzucato:

https://marianamazzucato.com/

Mechanism design (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanism_design

Hayek, F. A. 2011 [1945]. “The Use of Knowledge in Society”. Mises Daily Articles (Open Access):

https://mises.org/library/use-knowledge-society

Hayek, F. A. 2005. "Economics and Knowledge". Mises Daily Articles (Open Access):

https://mises.org/library/economics-and-knowledge

Hayek, F. A. 2011 [1936]. Collectivist Economic Planning. London: Routledge (Open Access):

https://cdn.mises.org/Collectivist%20Economic%20Planning_2.pdf

Peter Kropotkin (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kropotkin

Friedrich Engels (WIki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Engels

Karl Marx (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx

Podcasts episodes with Aaron other than Future Histories:

NovaraFM Podcast, "After the Robots: Aaron Benanav on Work, Automation, and Utopia":

https://novaramedia.com/2020/12/18/after-the-robots-aaron-benanav-on-work-automation-and-utopia/

Tech Won’t Save Us Podcast, "Jobs Suck, But Not Because of Automation ft. Aaron Benanav":

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jobs-suck-but-not-because-of-automation-w-aaron-benanav/id1507621076?i=1000497390727

Aufhebungabunga Podcast, "It’s Not Robots, It’s Capitalism ft. Aaron Benanav / Liz Pancotti":

https://aufhebungabunga.podbean.com/e/149-its-not-robots-its-capitalism-ft-liz-pancotti-aaron-benanav/

 

Further Future Histories Episodes on related topics:

S01E31/32 | Daniel E. Saros on Digital Socialism and the Abolition of Capital (pt. 1 & 2):

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e31-daniel-e-saros-on-digital-socialism-and-the-abolition-of-capital-part-1/;

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e32-daniel-e-saros-on-digital-socialism-and-the-abolition-of-capital-part-2/

S01E58 | Jasper Bernes on Planning and Anarchy:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e58-jasper-bernes-on-planning-and-anarchy/

S01E44/45 | Benjamin Bratton on Synthetic Catallaxies, Platforms of Platforms & Red Futurism (pt. 1 & 2):

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e44-benjamin-bratton-on-synthetic-catallaxies-platforms-of-platforms-red-futurism-part-1-2/;

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e45-benjamin-bratton-on-synthetic-catallaxies-platforms-of-platforms-red-futurism-part-2-2/

S01E16 | Richard Barbrook on Imaginary Futures:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e16-richard-barbrook-on-imaginary-futures/

(German) S01E18 | Simon Schaupp zu Kybernetik und radikaler Demokratie:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e18-simon-schaupp-zu-kybernetik-und-radikaler-demokratie/

(German) S01E19 | Jan Philipp Dapprich zu sozialistischer Planwirtschaft:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e19-jan-philipp-dapprich-zu-sozialistischer-planwirtschaft/

(German) S01E38 | Ulrike Herrmann zu kapitalistischer Planwirtschaft:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e38-ulrike-herrmann-zu-kapitalistischer-planwirtschaft/

(German) S01E39 | Jens Schröter zur Gesellschaft nach dem Geld:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e39-jens-schroeter-zur-gesellschaft-nach-dem-geld/

(German) S01E51 | Timo Daum zur unsichtbaren Hand des Plans:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e51-timo-daum-zur-unsichtbaren-hand-des-plans/

(German) S01E14 | Harald Welzer zu Kapitalismus, Planwirtschaft & liberaler Demokratie:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e14-interview-mit-harald-welzer-zu-kapitalismus-planwirtschaft-amp-liberaler-demokratie/

(German) S01E47 | Stefan Meretz zu Commonismus:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e47-stefan-meretz-zu-commonismus/

 

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