Old Mole Variety Hour on 04/22/13

Air date: 
Mon, 04/22/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Green Syndicalism, Steady State Economics, A Practical Utopians Guide, Food-Stamps for All

Joe Clement hosts this special Earth Day Old Mole and we hear:

  • Joe talks with Jeff Shantz, author of the book "Green Syndicalism: an alternative red/green vision". They discuss the need for alliances between radical environmentalists and revolutionary unionists, the need to reject jobs vs. the environment rhetoric, and how a workers movement is needed to halt the machinery destroying our planet and society.
  • Bill Renick talks with Robert Dietz, author of "Enough is Enough: building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources". They discuss the need for and possibility of building a steady-state economy rather than one of constant or so-called "sustainable" growth.
  • Tom Becker reads from an article David Graeber wrote for The Baffler titled "The Practical Utopian's Guide to the Coming Collapse", in which he makes a call for a planetary strategy of not only debt-forgiveness but radical reductions to the work week.
  • Joe reads a commentary on why we should and can just give everyone food-stamps.


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