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COVID-19 Pandemic Capitalism and Bonds
Apr22

COVID-19 Pandemic Capitalism and Bonds

COVID-19 Pandemic Capitalism and Bonds The world as we knew it seemingly turned upside down overnight. With stay at home orders in place, we are no longer rushing to work each day, getting stuck in traffic, hustling to get the kids to school, and scrambling for time to take care of chores. This strange and abrupt stop to “business as usual” has shined a light on the capitalist systems that are now crumbling down, and offers...

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Witch Hunts and Enclosures: Bodies, Land and Women
Apr08

Witch Hunts and Enclosures: Bodies, Land and Women

Witch Hunts and Enclosures: Bodies, Land and Women How are witch hunts and Capitalist economies linked? Silvia Federici, wrote the groundbreaking book, Caliban and the Witch.  In that book she argues that the witch hunts of the fifteenth century were a necessary pre-condition for Capitalism to flourish. Just as the enclosures of the middle ages created a population of landless peasants, women were experiencing a...

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Bio Hackers versus Big Pharma: Tackling the Rising Cost of Insulin
Mar24

Bio Hackers versus Big Pharma: Tackling the Rising Cost of Insulin

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans are worried about their health insurance. The cost of treating the illness, if a patient ends up in the ICU, can run into the tens of thousands of dollars without coverage. Which most people just can’t afford. Today we bring you a piece we produced last year about a related topic -the rising cost of insulin, and the effectiveness of medicare for all. As the cost of insulin...

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The Great Divide: Racism, Wealth Inequality, and Elections
Mar17

The Great Divide: Racism, Wealth Inequality, and Elections

  Coronavirus and the precaution of social distancing is on our minds.  Ian Haney Lopez says what we need is social solidarity instead of Trump’s dog whistle politics. In The Great Divide: Racism, Wealth Inequality, and Elections Acclaimed author Ian Haney López talks about his new book – Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America.  He explores the...

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Re:Work Radio. Trafficked, the Journey of Lester Ramos
Apr30

Re:Work Radio. Trafficked, the Journey of Lester Ramos

Labor Trafficking:  One of the most common forms of trafficking is labor trafficking: compelling people to work through fraud, force, or coercion. The International Labor Organization estimates 20.1 million people are trapped in forced labor globally, in industries including agriculture, construction, domestic work, and manufacturing. Who does this happen to? And how does it happen? In this episode, Re:Work...

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Wealth Inequity and Universal Basic Income
Apr11

Wealth Inequity and Universal Basic Income

Chuck Collins When Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United states, the wealth gap between rich and poor was already very wide. The top 10% of families — those who had at least $942,000 — held 76% of total wealth. The average amount of wealth in this group was $4 million. And the entire bottom half of the population had just 1% of the total wealth pie, this gap continues to rise and when the...

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