Economic Update: Liberating Technology from Capitalism

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On this week's show, Prof. Wolff provides updates on two small labor victories (Vermont's AFL-CIO and 4000 pork-processing meat cutters in Sioux Falls), how global capitalism became even more unequal during the pandemic, Iceland's move to the 4-day work week, US students hobbled by debt, and why "labor shortage" is actually class war. On the second half of the show, Wolff interviews Wendy Liu, author of "Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism."

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About our guest:  Wendy Liu is a software engineer and startup founder who left the tech industry to pursue a master's degree in inequality from the London School of Economics. She has written about technology and politics for Logic Magazine, Dissent, and Tribune, and has been featured in articles on tech worker organising for The Atlantic and CNBC. Wendy is the author of “Abolish Silicon Valley: How To Liberate Technology From Capitalism.” She lives in San Francisco.

Twitter username is @dellsystem 

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  • Eric Schechter
    commented 2021-08-25 17:34:23 -0400
    Richard L. Trumka died on August 5, 2021.
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