Ep 57 – Work, Queers, and the Politics of Respectability (w/ Thaddeus Russell)

Aaron interviews Thaddeus Russell, a history professor and author whose work highlights the contributions of drunks, prostitutes, queers and other ‘non-respectable’ types. They talk about how work is awful and must be abolished, gay marriage is assimilationism, #blacklivesmatter is doing something very right, and democracy is antagonistic to freedom.

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  1. Benoit says:

    Finally caught up enough to start commenting!
    It’s good to hear someone optimistic about the role of technology and an anti-work ethic- I’ve been getting pissed off with the ‘oh no! The robots will take out jobs,’ line in the media, but I don’t think you’re taking into account the way technology is mostly controlled by those who are already in control of the money- the touchscreen ordering system in McDonald’s benefits the corporation, not the workers. This is the case with most of the technologies that are replacing people’s jobs… With wealth inequality what it is the tech will not be allowed to allow us to be idle… 🙁

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