S01E31 - Daniel E. Saros on Digital Socialism and the Abolition of Capital (Part 1)
Part 1 of the in depth interview with Daniel E Saros.
While many are unsatisfied with capitalism and critique it in highly sophisticated ways, there are few concrete proposals for a socialist mode of production that could replace the capitalist one. Daniel E. Saros has developed such a proposal in his book "Information Technology and Socialist Construction – The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism" which we discuss at length over the course of two episodes.
Information on and works by Daniel E. Saros
- Daniel E. Saros at Valparaiso University
- Daniel's book "Information Technology and Socialist Construction – The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism"
- Working Paper "Information Technology and the Socialist Mode of Production: A Simulation of the Point Allocation System"
- Selected works
On the historical socialist calculation debate
The Austrians (selection)
- Ludwig von Mises "Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth" (full book)
- Friedrich A. Hayek "The Use of Knowledge in Society"
- Friedrich A Hayek "Economics and Knowledge"
- Friedrich A. Hayek "Collectivist Economic Planing" (full book)
- Wiki on the Austrian School of Economics
The Socialists (selection)
- Oskar Lange “On the Economic Theory of Socialism: Part One.”
- Otto Neurath "Economic Plan and Calculation in Kind"
- Enrico Barone "The Ministry of Production in the Collectivist State"
- H.D. Dickinson "Price Formation in a Socialist Community"
- Karl Marx "Capital Volume I" (full book)
- Karl Marx "Capital Volume II" (full book)
- Free online courses by David Harvey "Reading Marx's Capital"
Other historical voices (selection)
- Joseph A. Schumpeter "Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy" (full book)
Socialist Calculation Debate 2.0
- Daniel E. Saros "Information Technology and Socialist Construction – The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism"
- Paul Cockshott & Allin Cottrell "Towards a new socialism" (full book)
- Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski "The People’s Republic of Walmart"
- Evgeny Morozov "Digital Socialism?"
- Francis Spufford "Red Plenty" (novel)
- Nick Dyer-Witheford "Red Plenty Platforms"
- short introduction to the Socialist Calculation Debate in Ep. S01E02 of Future Histories (German language)
- Future Histories Ep. S01E19 Jan Philipp Dapprich on socialist planned economies (German language)
- triple C – special edition on digital socialism (edited by Christian Fuchs)
- Jacobin article "Yes, a Planned Economy Can Actually Work" by Leigh Phillips &
- Paper "Economic Planning and Degrowth: How Socialism Survives the 21st Century" by Michael Malloy
- Wiki Ayn Rand
- "All watched over by machines of loving grace" documentary by Adam Curtis
- Wiki on "zero-knowledge proofs"
- Review of Daniel's book by John Willoughby
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