IEA Conversations

Fully Automated Luxury… Communism?!

July 31, 2019

In this week's podcast, the IEA’s Digital Manager Darren Grimes and Dr Kristian Niemietz discuss two new books in which the authors claim to lay out their socialist alternatives. The first book is Fully Automated Luxury Communism by Aaron Bastani, which explores everything from the route to communism through socialism to Universal Basic Services, but does the book explain why socialism has already been tried more than two dozen times and failed every time without exception? The pair discuss. The second book is called The Socialist Manifesto by Bhaskar Sunkara.