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Quinn (they/them)

TheBasicNB@bookwyrm.social

Joined 2 months ago

Reading just for amusement & cause I’m dying to understand all the nuanced complexities of the world we live in.

Open to recommendations on property abolition, land back, unionizing, and commoning.

Mostly read audiobooks.

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2024 Reading Goal

61% complete! Quinn (they/them) has read 16 of 26 books.

Yanis Varoufakis: Another Now (2020) 4 stars

Need to understand post-capitalism? Start here

5 stars

Grateful of this authors dedication to making accessible political and economic theories that are post capitalist. This is a sci-fi that has been clearly written by someone who does not write fiction. But it does an excellent job of creating dialogue and painting an extremely viable and alternate world that doesn’t not include capitalism. We’ve all been brainwashed to believe that capitalism is the only viable economic system. Read this book to shatter that belief and begin to understand just how real and viable alternative are. It took me a long time to read cause it’s quite heavy, but I cared enough about what the author wrote to not just skim over it, even when things got a little over explained. I would love to read this as a graphic novel, but until then, this will do. I give it 5 stars because I really appreciate what Yanis has done …

Martin Adams: Land (2015, North Atlantic Books) 2 stars

Valuable insight turned into neoliberal politics

2 stars

There is some substantially insightful information in this book about land, property and individual ownership. But the solutions to the information brought up is watered down and mostly disempowering. For anyone new to this area, this book can give you some excellent groundwork about why individual property ownership needs to be disrupted. Unfortunately, the author falls short on the solution, and basically suggests how we need to change the way we tax people, while weaving in various “inspirational quotes” from Gandhi, “Native American proverb” and others. It’s possible the publisher insisted on watering down the content, but it was really a letdown. Solely focusing on obscure policy changes as solutions without any suggestion as to how do this work as a general population is saying “try voting for someone who hopefully read this book”, which is kinda pointless imo. even if I was convinced by their policy and new ways …