capitalism

Karen Handel, states that she does not support a livable wage in a debate with Jon Ossoff. Jonathan Taplin, the Director Emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author of, “Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.” explains how the Internet economy is killing content and creating monopolies […]
Julie Ott, a Professor of Capitalist Studies at the New School, explains capital gains tax cuts and the push for inequality. Why the tax code favors investors over workers. The ACA and capital gains. The racial inequality built into lower capital gains rates. Capital gains cuts and racism and the southern roots of the policy. […]
Paul Heideman, a PHD candidate in sociology at NYC explains the opportunity that the left saw to takeover the Democratic Party in the 1960s. Pushing the Dixiecrats out of the Democratic Party. When the Democrats were a southern regional party. Capital intensive industries and coming to terms with the FDR Democratic Party. Where the Left […]
Harvard historian Sven Beckert, author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History, tells us why cotton helps us understand capitalism. How Europe was able to dominate the global cotton trade. The difference between “mercantile” capitalism and “war” capitalism. Slavery and the growth of global cotton. How Southern slavery is a part of national and global history. […]
We listen to a Republican focus group argue about Donald Trump and its amazing. Once again we prove why Trump is the perfect Republican. Sam checks in on Rush and we get an amazing Random Rush on Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush says we spend to much money on women’s health and promises to defund Planned […]
Professor James McCommons, author of  Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service, explains the history of political compromise that created Amtrak. Why Amtrak will always need public subsidies. Why Amtrak can’t be profitable. Why so few Americans have used train service. When government stopped supporting the railroads. Why politicians attack Amtrak. What we […]
Journalist Nelson A Denis, author of the new book War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony, explains how America took colonial control of Puerto Rico. How the United States claimed to be liberators of Puerto Rico. How the American government rigged Puerto Rico to benefit corporate America. The man who turned Puerto Rico […]
Boston University Sociology Professor and author of The New Prophets of Capital, Nicole Aschoff, explains how capitalism survives through adopting critiques of capitalism. Why the promoters of “conscious” end up feeding some of the worst tendencies in capitalism. Whole Foods Libertarians. Why it isn’t just Libertarians that are looking to the market for change. What the term […]
Wendy Brown a Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley and author of Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution explains the idea of Demos and how it drives our Democracy. How Neoliberalism shrinks our capacity to be human and undermines democracy. Are human beings only economic? The debate inside extreme Neoliberalism. The effort to engineer the […]
Nikil Saval the Editor of N+1 Magazine and author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace explains the history of White Collar work, the rise of office politics, the the split between factory and office workers, the history of monitoring workers, Scientific Management and the fight against unions, gender politics and salary caps, the historical origins […]