California Radical: Interview w/ Malcolm Harris, Author of Kids These Days and Palo Alto | Ep. 123

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In this deliciously radical episode, Dr. Van Jackson sits down with Malcolm Harris, author of Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials, and the forthcoming Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World. Malcolm explains how political economy made Millennials, what's wrong with thinking of yourself as human capital, the crisis of student debt, and how he moved from anti-war protests to the Occupy Movement. Malcolm also makes the case the Millennials will either be the first genuine to push American oligarchy off its ledge, or the first generation of true American fascists. Van and Malcolm also talk leftist strategy and revolution.

Readings Mentioned During the Episode:

Malcolm Harris, Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials

Malcolm Harris, Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World

Malcolm Harris, "Bad Education," N+1 magazine

Harry Braverman, Labor and Monopoly Capital

Paul Adler, "The Future of Critical Management Studies"

Erik Olin-Wright, Envisioning Real Utopias

Melinda Cooper, Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservativsm

Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich, "Death of a Yuppie Dream"

On Monopoly-Finance Capital: https://monthlyreview.org/2006/12/01/monopoly-finance-capital/

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