June 13, 2021 – Sewing Machines – Arsenal for Democracy Ep. 382

Description: Which industry popularized the US multinational corporation, monthly consumer financing, buybacks of used products, repair service teams, interchangeable parts, patent pooling, and ready-to-wear garments? Sewing machines! Bill, Kelley, and Rachel.

Links and notes for Ep. 382 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AFD-Ep-382-Links-and-Notes-Sewing-Machines.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

June 6, 2021 – Interchangeable Parts – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 380

Description: Bill, Kelley, and Rachel discuss the reasons for (and effects of) American capitalists’ enthusiasm for interchangeable parts and “the American system of manufacturing” during the First Industrial Revolution.

Links and notes for Ep. 380 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AFD-Ep-380-Links-and-Notes-1IR_-Interchangeable-Parts.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.