Old Mole Variety Hour
The Old Mole burrows down to the roots of the great issues of our time – the struggles of ordinary people for democratic and sustainable ways of life. The Mole goes where corporate media fear to tread, supporting grassroots challenges to top-down authority and giving voice to movements that shake the foundations of an unjust society. The Moles' perspective is democratic, broadly socialist, and feminist. (We count Karl Marx as a friend).
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- Genre: Other
- Length: 18:35 minutes (7.44 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 56Kbps (CBR)
Joe Clement talks with Jesse Myerson about an article he wrote a couple weeks ago for Rollingstone that proposes five radical reforms that millenials should be organizing around. These include a job guarantee, basic income, land value taxes, public banks, and soveriegn wealth funds. He divides these reforms into labor, land, and capital reforms and describes them as "updates" to the current economy. They go back and forth over the merits and challenges of the different proposals.
Jesse is an independent writer, economic commentator, and communications consultant living in New York. He maintains a twitter account and co-produces an economic podcast with Alexis Goldstein called "Disorderly Conduct".
Click the play button to hear a brief announcement by Megan Hise about a meeting this Thursday to learn more. More info is here.
More of Larry's reviews are here.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode of the Mole dealing with Detroit, the increasing respect for socialism in the US, why Portland public workers may strike, a new novel about death row, and why appealing to the constitution is not the way to support whistle blowers like Edward Snowden.
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- Bill Resnick talks with Dianne Feeley about how Detroit became "blighted" and what could fix it.
- Conservative reaction to Rolling Stone's article on socialism.
- Kshama Savant's inauguration speech as Seattle's newly elected socialist City Council member.
- Announcement of meeting to support Portland public service workers.
- Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews a forthcoming prison novel "The Enchanted"
- Clayton Morgareidge reads a piece about why the law is not enough to protect Snowden and others.