[S3 E20] New
In this part 1 of an 4-part series on capitalist commodification, Dr. Fraad and Prof. Forlano talk about the importance of heat and electricity. They discuss the devastation and the loss of human lives that resulted from the extreme cold temperatures and energy mismanagement by ERCOT in Texas. Texas gets 2/3 of its energy from fossil fuels and is the only state that does not participate in the national electric grid. That leaves it easily more open to corruption. Corrupt ERCOT did not weatherize its system as required. They saved money for their corporate backers and CEOs and sacrificed millions of Texans to freeze in the dark.That's capitalist logic for you!
CHH is a @Democracy At Work production. Patrons, thank you for supporting Capitalism Hits Home on Patreon, especially now through this scary and turbulent time. With so much uncertainty, anxiety and fear in our lives, Dr. Fraad's message is one of hope and comfort. Please know that your support helps us compensate the staff and additional workers it takes to put an episode together. Thank you for being a part of the CHH team!
We make it a point to provide the show free of ads. Please consider supporting our work. Donate one time or become a monthly donor by visiting us at democracyatwork.info/donate or become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/capitalismhitshome. Your contributions help keep this content free and accessible to all.
FOLLOW US ONLINE