[S11 E16] New
On this week's episode, Prof. Wolff talks about Rolls Royce's $400,000 cars, unionization defeat at Amazon, why Biden boom is just hype, and progressive wins in the New York state budget. On the second half of the show, Wolff welcomes Green Party leader Dr. Jill Stein to discuss the achievements and goals of an anti-capitalist 3rd party.
Following the 2016 election, Jill was targeted in a McCarthyite investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee for three years. This was prompted by her attendance at a 2015 conference in Russia advocating peace in the middle east, a global green new deal, and nuclear disarmament.
Now in the face of growing bipartisan political repression, censorship and warmongering, she continues to fight for political choices beyond the parties of war and Wall Street. This means fighting for the right not only to vote, but to vote for what we want, not against what we fear. Thus the reforms of Ranked Choice Voting and proportional representation are a key part of her work to help revive our embattled democracy through independent politics.
In 2006, she transitioned from clinical medicine into “political medicine” to help heal "the mother of all illnesses”, our sick political system that’s literally killing us.
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Learn more about Prof Wolff's new book, "The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself," now available. Visit us at www.democracyatwork.info/books
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SOURCES FOR SHOW SEGMENTS:
- Rolls Royce: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/rolls-royce-has-best-quarter-116-years-wealthy-snap-400-n1263501
- Amazon union loss: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/04/09/amazon-union-vote-bessemer/
- Biden spending on Covid and Infrastructure: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/07/jamie-dimon-says-economic-boom-fueled-by-deficit-spending-vaccines-could-easily-run-into-2023.html
- Corporate America scared about social division: