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Global Capitalism: "Capitalism and Nature: Hurricane Harvey’s Lessons"
with Richard D. Wolff
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum & Judson Memorial Church
These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month, then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. This month, these issues will include:
1. Hurricanes: Profits v. Preparation
2. GOP tax “reform” are tax cuts mainly for corporations and the rich
3. Labor Day: facing and reversing organized labor’s historic decline.
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Can you guess? …. Mass-incarceration. Right now there are 1M black people in prison, plus another 6M felony disenfranchised. Felony disenfranchised means you can’t vote, get student loans, or get professional jobs. Almost all blacks are incarcerated are for drug offenses. They serve 700% more prison time for the SAME drug crime as whites.
Now this maybe hard to believe but fixing mass-incarceration isn’t that hard. You just examine the 1994 Clinton Crime Bill. The 1994 Bill created “3 Strikes”, which created mass-incarceration. It’s basic math but the Establishment will never admit this.