A Patron of Economic Update asks: "I’m curious how any attempts at worker self-direction and cooperative economics can be leveraged for building a new healthcare system (hospitals in particular) in the shell of the old. How can we address this highly disorganized and highly privatized, massive chunk of our economy and ensure it’s done in a politicizing way (rather than the very depoliticizing means of self-resignation)? Can worker cooperation be realized, or is federal and state policy and corporate largesse (and the brutalizing logic of administrative bureaucracy) too deep for this to be systematically realizable even on a local scale?"
This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response.
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