Bensplaining Ep 4: Choice under Capitalism with Josh


Is ethical consumption possible under capitalism? In this episode I chat to writer and New Matilda contributor Josh Dabelstein about the political nature of choice. We discuss:

• Moral responsibility
• The reasons people vote
• Vegetarianism
• How information is a commodity
• Zizek
• Charity
• Boycotts
• Tony Abbott
• The Apex Gang
• The differences between Melbourne and Sydney

Check out Josh’s ingenious and cutting political writing on New Matilda and his exquisite poetry here.

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In the podcast we discuss Slavoj Zizek’s views on ethical consumption, which are brilliantly distilled in this 10-minute animated lecture:

And here is the Media Watch piece about dodgy reporting of the so-called Apex Gang.

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