Why Galen Erso Left Science

GalenHere’s my talk at Mayday Books–“not making a profit since 1975”–on science, public health, and socialism. The talk was recorded by Don Olson of KFAI’s Northern Sun News, 90.3 FM on your Minneapolis dial.

I frame the talk within Star Wars and Rogue One, along the way touching on Lenin and Chayanov on agriculture, Clint Eastwood as hog farmer, the March for Science, explorer Alexander von Humboldt, the origins science and capitalism share, philosopher István Mészáros, actress Gabourey Sidibe on phone sex, the academic plantation, the industry of bleeding horseshoe crabs, abolitionist science, and the various relationships the left has shared with science, including during the Paris Commune.

In her follow-up, Karen Schraufnagel, Socialist Action’s vice-presidential candidate, unpacks her time as an economics academic.

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2 Responses to “Why Galen Erso Left Science”

  1. Hi Rob,
    Not getting the link to your talk to work. Perhaps I’m too late and they’ve taken it down? If so, is there a transcript?

  2. rgwallace Says:

    Hi Clem, yes, the KFAI link was a temporary one. I will try to obtain and post a copy of the audio file when I get a chance. Thank you kindly for your interest.

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