The Discernable Interviews

Daniel Lopez on the Irresistible Rise of Socialism

1hr 35min

12 June 2023

Daniel Lopez is the contributor editor overseeing Australia for U.S. based Jacobin magazine which offers a socialist perspective on politics, economics and culture. He is an active member of the ‘Victorian Socialists’ party which achieved a remarkable result in the 2022 state election.

Daniel visited the Discernable studio to explore the evils that neo-liberalism has wrought on the world, where it came from, and what points of agreement a socialist perspective might have with a free-market libertarian perspective. Of particular concern was generational inequality, with a growing resentment among younger Millennial and GenZ cohorts who feel they are being left behind in a declining world.