In 2017, as the state of Wisconsin considered the wisdom of spending an unprecedented three billion dollars to entice Taiwanese screen manufacturer Foxconn to the state, then-governor Scott Walker told critics of the deal to “go suck lemons.” A “lemon” may end up describing the Foxconn project itself, as Foxconn continues to scale back its […]
“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.