[S10 E38] Growing Left Public Voices
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On the first half of this week's episode, Prof. Wolff discusses the following: graduate student strike at University of Michigan, Johnson & Johnson charged in opioid deaths, the richest Americans gain $845 billion from March-September 2020, New Jersey raises taxes on millionaires, and real unemployment is at 18%. On the second half of the show, Wolff talks with rising podcaster Mexie on how she brings the left together.
Learn more about Prof Wolff's new book, "The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself" released in September 2020. Available as a paperback now!
"Richard Wolff in his new book examines frightening and anti-democratic configurations of corporate power, offering not only a blueprint for how we got here, but a plan for how we will rescue ourselves and create new models of economic and political justice.” - Chris Hedges
Check out Prof. Wolff's other books "Understanding Socialism" and "Understanding Marxism"
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Mexie hosts a popular YouTube channel where she provides grounded critiques of capitalism and explores issues relating to social, environmental, and economic justice, decolonization and animal liberation. She also co-hosts a podcast, The Vegan Vanguard, where she explores these issues in longer form. She holds a PhD in Geography, focusing on the intersections between political economy and environmental governance.
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