Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai: What Causes Inflation?

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 6, 2023

Geopolitical Economy Report on Jan 27, 2023

In this episode of Geopolitical Economy Hour, economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson discuss inflation: what it is, what causes it, and what are the problems in how the Federal Reserve and other central banks respond to it.

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Ralph Nader: Workplace Surveillance + The Luddite Club

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with Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Feb 4, 2023

Ralph welcomes professor Karen Levy, who talks to us about how regulations aimed at making trucking safer have been turned into a tool of corporate surveillance as chronicled in her book Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance.

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The World Bank — Underneath The Rhetoric, The Usual Right-Wing Prescriptions, by Pete Dolack

Resist Austerity

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Feb. 1, 2023
February 4, 2023

Every so often, the World Bank puts out a paper that calls for better social protection or at least a somewhat better deal for working people. The public relations people there evidently believe we have very short memories.

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Finian Cunningham and Pepe Escobar: Ukraine War is Desperate Bid by US to Preserve Hegemony and Prevent Multipolar World

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
February 1, 2023

Finian Cunningham on Jan 28, 2023

The war in Ukraine is not just about Ukraine and Russia with the US and NATO acting as seemingly benevolent supporters of Ukraine, as the Western media portray.

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Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff: It’s Just Another Debacle By The War Profiteers

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with Chris Hedges

Democracy At Work on Jan 30, 2023

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff explains why capitalism does not deserve credit for improved living conditions, Home Depot billionaire blames US capitalism’s problems on US workers being “lazy, fat, and stupid,” Southwest Airlines as example of failures by both corporations and their gov’t “regulators,” George Santos as creature of capitalist advertising.

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Why You Should Be A Socialist In 2023

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Second Thought on Dec 23, 2022

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about socialism becoming more popular over the past few years. There’s a reason for that! The capitalist system has shown itself to be incapable of solving the problems it creates, and more and more people are living a worse life than their parents or grandparents. What’s going on here, and is socialism the way forward?

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Kill Capitalism Before It Kills Us, by Paul Street

Capitalism Kills

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Paul Street Report, Jan. 24, 2023
January 26, 2023

“It seems to be easier for us today to imagine the thoroughgoing deterioration of the earth and then of nature than the breakdown of late capitalism.” — Fredric Jameson, The Seeds of Time, 1994

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Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai: Multipolarity and the Decline of US Hegemony

Smash US Empire

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 25, 2023

Geopolitical Economy Report on Jan 13, 2023

Introducing Geopolitical Economy Hour: This is the first episode of a show being hosted every two weeks by economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson. They present the program and discuss the rise of the multipolar world and decline of US hegemony.

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The Radicalization of Martin Luther King, Jr. + MLK: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Dandelion Salad
Previously published on Jan. 20, 2013
January 16, 2023

“One day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you’re raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., “Where Do We Go From Here?” Aug. 16, 1967

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Chris Hedges and Boyah J. Farah: America Made Me a Black Man

Racism is a Disease

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 13, 2023

Boyah J. Farah fled the war in Somalia arriving in the United States as a refugee with his mother and siblings when he was fifteen. His romantic dreams of America quickly ran into the dark undercurrents of American racism.

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I Have a Dream, a Blurred Vision, by Michael Parenti

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published August 29, 2013
January 12, 2023

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—in which Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famed “I Have a Dream” speech—has recently won renewed attention from various print and electronic media in the United States. But the more attention given to King’s extraordinary speech, the less we seem to know about King himself, the less aware we are about the serious challenges he was presenting, challenges that remain urgent and ignored to this very day.

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Central Banks Are A Symptom, Capitalism Is The Cause, by Pete Dolack

Capitalism IS the Crisis

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Jan. 5, 2023
January 7, 2023

Wishing for central banks to act in the interest of working people rather than the financial industry is about as fruitful as hoping a starving wolf won’t eat the chicken that was just placed next to it. Pigs will fly, the Amazon will freeze over and Wall Street will give all its money away before a central bank in the capitalist core goes against its raison d’être.

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Chris Hedges: Political Revolution, War, Incarceration in America and More

The Greatest Evil is War by Chris Hedges

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

C-SPAN
In Depth/BookTV
Jan. 1, 2023

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joined Book TV to talk and take calls about political revolution, war, incarceration in America and other topics. His books include America: The Farewell Tour and The Greatest Evil Is War.

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Ralph Nader: What Medicare for All Saves You!

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Dandelion Salad

with Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Dec. 31, 2022

It is well documented how much more cost effective a Medicare for All system would be in the aggregate. But do you want to know how much money per year a Medicare for All system would personally save you?

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