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The Next Economy: Worker-Led, for Public Interest

It has been 10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the financial crash. One thing we've learned since then is that there is more than one economy in the U.S., and many kinds of economic actors. From platform cooperatives to cryptocurrency, people are building economic alternatives to climate devastation and capitalist extraction. So says Nathan Schneider, crusader for the internet of ownership and author of "Everything for Everyone: the Radical Tradition That Is Shaping The Next Economy." Plus, Virginia Eubanks on how government and corporations are erasing social services through unequal digital practices.

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Laura Flanders Show

Prisons, police and punishment through incarceration. Are they with us forever in the land of the free? Sustained campaigns for change are beginning to pay off. At the community level, it turns out that a whole lot of people and places already make peace without cops. Today, we imagine a world without prisons. It may be closer than we think.

  • 2020-07-01T00:30:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

Although the toll of the coronavirus has been most acute in urban areas, the virus has been spreading in rural America. The reasons behind the uptick are numerous, from lack of medical providers, hospitals and personal protective equipment, to limited broadband and large proportions of uninsured, and poorly protected farm and factory workers. “They’re treated as essential workers but not essential human beings,” Is being rural a pre-existing vulnerability in this crisis?

Laura Flanders Show

White Supremacy and the Covid crisis aren’t separate. They’re linked. Defunding public health services and deregulating gun ownership have been catastrophic for public health and yet, the majority of white voters support exactly those policies. The spectacle of hundreds of mostly white, unmasked Trump supporters crammed into indoor rally venues during a pandemic exemplifies this phenomenon.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show