๐Ÿ“š Reading Group: The ABC's of Capitalism by Vivek Chibber

For our very first Reading Group, we will be reading The ABCs of Capitalism. They are a combination of three pamphlets meant to introduce people to critiques of capitalism and the idea of class struggle.

Weโ€™ll go over the key concepts at the start of the reading groups so feel free to join even if you do not get to the text.

This Reading Group will be virtual only.

Reading group was approved during the 2023-05-25 General Meeting.
Continuation of the reading group was approved during the 2023-06-08 General Meeting.

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Book A: Pages 1-25

June 1 5:30-6:30PM
June 2 5:30-6:30PM

Book A:Pages 25-End

[June 14 5:30-6:30PM]-Cancelled
June 16 5:30-6:30PM

Book B: Pages 1-20

June 23 5:30-6:30PM
June 28 5:30-6:30PM

Book B: Pages 21-END

July 12 5:30-6:30PM
July 14 5:30-6:30PM

Book C: Pages 1-18

July 26 5:30-6:30PM
July 28 5:30-6:30PM

Book C: Pages 18-END

Aug 9 5:30-6:30PM
Aug 11 5:30-6:30PM

Download Links

The ABCs of Capitalism I - Understanding Capitalism
The ABCs of Capitalism II - Capitalism and the State
The ABCs of Capitalism III - Capitalism and Class Struggle

Presentation Links

The ABCs of Capitalism I - Part 1 Presentation
The ABCs of Capitalism I - Part 2 Presentation

Updated for the second round. The second Friday was actually last week, so I made an extra session this Friday. With our new calendar, hopefully we can keep track better in the future.

I linked the presentation I prepared for this reading session (ABCs I - Part 2). But I got feedback last time that more diagrams or graphics would help with understanding the material. I havenโ€™t had a chance to prepare any of that yet so Iโ€™m going to hold off on the Reading Group until Friday. If you have suggestions for graphics, let me know!

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I came up with something much more basic haha
I think we should break down the What is Capitalism post down into 3-4 images.

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Going to turn this board into a place to share memes

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The ABCs of Socialism (PDF)