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#1215 Demonizing welfare to divide and conquer ​

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Air Date: 10–3-2018
Today we take a look at the fact that welfare technically no longer exists in America except as a dog whistle term used to push an ideology that divides the majority for the enrichment of the minority.

 

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#1214 The long history of racial voter disenfranchisement

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Air Date: 9–28-2018
Today we take a look at the long legacy of racially-based voter disenfranchisement from Reconstruction right up to today and the many, many forms it takes as those who strive to benefit from suppressing the vote employ an ever-evolving slate of strategies to keep themselves in power.

 

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#1213 Ten Years On (The Financial Crisis and Disastrous Recovery) ​

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Air Date: 9–25-2018
Today we take a look at where we stand, now ten years on from the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008. Inequality has spiked, the banks are more profitable than ever and not a single banker went to jail for fraud. Now we must look ahead to how we can better manage the next inevitable crash.

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#1212 Feudalism with Dinner (Our Culture of Tipping) ​

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Air Date: 9–21-2018
Today we take a look at the economics, sexism and racism embedded in the restaurant industry, largely due to the practice of tipping.

 

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#1211 Corporate Monopoly and Political Power

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Air Date: 9–18-2018
Today we take a look at the current state of the centuries-old fight against the monopolization of economic and political power and how these forces threaten the very concept of democracy.

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