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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

This week, two artists expand our ideas about beauty, risk, mobility, and inclusion. Wheelchair dancer and esteemed choreographer Alice Sheppard, and MacArthur Genius Award-winning action architect Elizabeth Streb. What difference does art make? Should art making be a human right? What will it take to disable the limits society puts around “normal”? These questions and more this week on the Laura Flanders Show.

  • 2019-05-24T19:00:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

Our city's economy – what is it for? New York's has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come at a cost to public services and public trust. Could it be different? On this week's show, we talk about the new conversations that are happening between labor unions and community members. Between residents, workers, and employers about how everyone's economy can move forward.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show