“All politics is reproductive.” That’s the major claim of Laura Briggs, our guest today. She joins Carousel in the studio for a far-reaching discussion of reproductive justice and contemporary American politics. They talk Reaganomics and the destruction of the social safety net, the stereotype of the “welfare queen,” identity politics, the disappearing 40-hour workweek, reproductive […]
What’s the history of global capitalism, and how has the United States shaped global economic policy? What caused the financial crisis, and how was it able to send shockwaves throughout the world? And what should we make of trade agreements, particularly with recent statements made by Donald Trump? Our guest is Leo Panitch, a distinguished […]
Investigative reporter Greg Palast joins Esty Dinur to discuss Trump’s budget, “Trumponomics,” and voter suppression in the United States. His work has appeared on BBC Television, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone Magazine. His new film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, based on his New York Times bestselling books, […]
What do all of us need to know about how money is produced? Why are balanced government budgets so destructive? What are some of the problems that accompany balanced government budgets? To discuss this and more, our guest for the hour is Ann Pettifor, director of the London-based organization PRIME, or Policy Research in MacroEconomics. […]
Another development in the story of Greece’s struggle with foreign debt came last week when the European Commission issued the nation a €7.16bn bridge loan to avoid defaulting on its repayment obligations.
Did you know that forty-seven million Americans live in poverty? Do we need a new economic Bill of Rights? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!