#879 Capitalism will not set you free (Economics)

Today we take a look at some of the underlying problems with capitalism and their repercussions


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Can Money Buy Happiness? - AsapSCIENCE - Air Date: 12-20-12

Ch. 3: Song 1: Spend - Try to Be Here

Ch. 4: Act 2: Unregulated Capitalism and the Persuit of Happiness... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-12-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy) - Life After Death (Deluxe Version)

Ch. 6: Act 3: Capitalism is fundamentally undemocratic - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-10-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Capitalism - Capitalism (feat. Bajka) - EP

Ch. 8: Act 4: Thoughts on a basic guaranteed income - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 10-20-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: American Way - Essential Masters

Ch. 10: Act 5: Triangle Returns - Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights - Air Date: 03-22-11

Ch. 11: Song 5: Going Home - The Talks

Ch. 12: Act 6: Dr. King's "Bill of Economic and Social Rights" - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-21-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: America First - Chicago Wind

Ch. 14: Act 7: Protest Black Friday - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 16: Act 8: When Your Workers Want Rights Just Pay Off A Politician - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-18-14


Ch. 18: Asking for thoughts on medical personnel strikes - Peter from Little Rock, AK

Ch. 19: The importance of turnout - Ben from New Jersey

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on the evolution of political and economic systems

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Protest Black Friday, #BND/#WalmartStrikers

Take Action:

Participate by not participating: Buy Nothing Day #BND via Adbusters

Follow and support Walmart Strikers via #WalmartStrikers on Twitter and Black Friday Protests

Sources/further reading:

"Sit-Down Strike at Walmart and Win? It's Been Done” via Huffington Post

"Letter: Working and middle class should support fast food workers” via Fight For $15

"Poll: Should retailers remain open on Thanksgiving?” with Steven Greenhouse on PBS Newshour

Watch: "This Black Friday, Workers to Challenge the Waltons” via OUR Walmart

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Dylan Bleier
    commented 2015-12-02 01:30:29 -0500
    … so how do we change the economic incentives to create benefits for people and the planet instead of endlessly pursuing maximum growth and profits for shareholders – within a system that exchanges money for labor, goods, and services? Easy – establish democracy in the workplace. If we can’t abolish corporate capitalism and establish our economic rights with a constitutional amendment, we can create democratically controlled public benefit corporations to outcompete the destructive greed in the markets. When the corporate elites attempt to restrict our right to do so, then we revolt.
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