Philosophy

The Entry Level Left is a leftist podcast offering a concise, digestible, and curated educational experience for entry level leftists.

June 4, 2019

#9: Labor Under Capitalism

 

 

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1:05: What are the essential processes of an economy?

 

2:15: What is essential to production in an economy?

 

4:23: What are 3 types of values associated with economic production?

 

10:23: What is Marx’s law of value or the labor theory of value?

 

18:55: What is “the tendency of the rate of profit to fall?”

 

25:15: What is a labor union?

 

28:45: Delta Airlines’ anti-Union propaganda https://lat.ms/2KpqXfy

 

29:50: Unionized workers tend to make more money https://cnnmon.ie/2MtBUiN

 

33:00: What is the purpose of a labor union?



33:26: What is a strike?

 

36:29: The UPS strike of 1997 https://bit.ly/2HTwEAI

 

37:00: What is a scab?

 

38:30: How do scabs undermine labor organizing?

 

41:55: What are the strengths and weaknesses of unions?

 

55:15: What were some major victories for labor in the 19th century?

 

56:50: The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 https://bit.ly/2xkInUp

 

1:05:00 What role has the left played in labor organizing in the U.S?

 

1:06:50: The Taft-Hartley Act https://bit.ly/2wDgiWe

 

1:10:30: Organizing a union in your workplace: https://bit.ly/2taxsZH

 

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