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Bhaskar Sunkara: The Case for Socialism | Lex Fridman Podcast #349



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Bhaskar Sunkara is a democratic socialist, political writer, founding editor of Jacobin, president of The Nation, and author of The Socialist Manifesto. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Jacobin: https://jacobin.com
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OUTLINE:
0:00 - Introduction
3:41 - Socialism
22:11 - Communism
48:48 - Class struggle
59:50 - Quality of life
1:07:46 - Unions
1:20:14 - Corruption
1:33:32 - Freedom of speech
1:41:55 - War
1:49:41 - Karl Marx
2:03:20 - Socialist vision
2:08:45 - AI and socialism
2:13:43 - Socialist policies
2:39:02 - Billionaires
2:45:01 - Bernie Sanders
2:55:27 - AOC
3:07:28 - 2024 presidential election
3:12:22 - China
3:21:23 - Jacobin
3:28:53 - The Socialist Manifesto
3:36:12 - Advice for young people
3:39:45 - Meaning of life

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