Episode

10/14 Edward E. Baptist: The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

October 14, 2014

Cornell University Professor Edward E. Baptist author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism explains the absurd Economist review of his book that blamed him for not being fair to slave owners, stolen capital and stolen labor, slavery and the foundations of the global economy, the economics of slavery, the expansion of slavery in the United States, African Americans bodies as resources, torture and the legacy of slavery, Charles Ball and documenting slavery and the linkage between slavery and the development of the American economy.

On The Fun Half: protests continue in Ferguson, Cornel West arrested in Ferguson protests, tight midterm races, Mitch McConnell’s insane lie on Obamacare and the Kentucky healthcare exchange, we could have had an Ebola vaccine without austerity, Scott Brown crashes UNH tailgate party and your IMs.

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