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#578#579#580#581 Episode #582 - The Cargo Cult of Money
(Money = Hierarchy = Slavery)



Sat 17 December 2011  Mike Daisy, Edward Griffin, David Graeber (Reading)
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Download Hour1 Download Hour2This week we keep our focus on the dark sides of the modern money system, hearing from monologuist Mike Daisy on why he considers money is a cargo cult, and Edward Griffin on the founding of the Federal Reserve system. We continue reading from David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years, reaching chapter 6, Games with Sex and Death.
In a fairly similar vein to last week, we begin our first hour with Mike Daisy on two of his monologues: The Last Cargo Cult, about how money affects society and human relationships, & The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, on his research into the murderous conditions under which modern consumer items are made in China.

We then conclude reading A Brief Treatise on the Moral Grounds of Economic Relations, chapter 5 of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years, picking up from last week's concluding point about how an exploitative relationship can become framed as one of mutual aid.

In our second hour we pick up where we left of in Edward Griffin's 'Reality Course on Money' (episode 579), the point where he describes the deceptive process by which an elite group of financiers set up the private cartel known as the United States Federal Reserve.

We conclude by reading the first half of the intriguing Games with Sex and Death, chapter 6 of David Graeber's Debt, The First 5000 Years, which draws on a range of anthropological evidence, especially from Africa, to investigate how concepts of money and debt shape the societies which use it.
Thanks to C. S. Soong from Against The Grain for the Mike Daisy interview
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