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If you don’t have time to read Taubman’s excellent biography, this fantastic interview/documentary from Werner Herzog is a must watch.

  • Gorbachev’s sincerity was clear in Taubman’s book and this interview makes it even clearer
  • His support of socialism was really in the realm of “Economics 3.0” where we have a “Crisis” of abundance. Either that is is untoward to simply produce massive amounts of stuff for the sake of it, or that the problems in a future of abundance really are ones of distribution – this is something that our traditional economics texts have not really grappled well with.
  • He was relationship driven
  • His contempt (and his contemporaries’ contempt) for the lust of current political class is palpable and spot on
  • His contempt for nuclear weapons and his concerns about the End of Civilization are sobering and need an airing. regularly

Much more in it. Definitely worth your consideration.

One Response to “To Watch: ^^Meeting Gorbachev^^”

  1. Scott Zorn says:

    Looks excellent, thank you for sharing.

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