[S11 E24] New
In this episode, Prof. Wolff presents updates on the economic aspects of the Covid pandemic: lockdowns vs vaccines, scientific debate vs corporate advertising, long-term vs short term costs, the billionaires made by profiting from vaccines, and false claims of vaccine profiteers. In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff is joined by former NY Times food-critic Mark Bittman to discuss his new book "Animal, Vegetable, Junk."
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About our guest: Mark Bittman is the author of more than thirty books, including the How to Cook Everything series and Animal, Vegetable, Junk. He wrote for the New York Times for more than three decades, and became the country’s first food-focused Op-Ed columnist for a major news publication. He has hosted two television series and been featured in two others, including the Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. Mr. Bittman is currently the Special Advisor on Food Policy at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and the editor-in-chief of The Bittman Project.
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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Lessons from ongoing Covid disaster: https://www.insidernj.com/murphy-alone-not-really/
Pharma sales and profits generate new billionaires: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/business/covid-vaccine-billionaires/index.html