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Can we link the decline in our democratic institutions to the nature of the workplaces that occupy so much of our time? Is there reason to believe that we can transition to an alternative economic system while our current economy crashes? Can we learn from the collapse of feudalism and the formation of capitalism to prepare for the next economic system?
In Extraenvironmentalist #61 we talk about historical economic transitions with professor, economist and author Rick Wolff and his recent book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism. Professor Wolff describes how our future economic system will likely build from alternative arrangements of workplaces through worker self-directed enterprises and cooperative businesses. We ask why changing the way our workplaces operate would change our economic system and how policy ideas from other countries could serve as a framework.
//Segments on Soundcloud
Rick Wolff // Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism
// News and Other Items Discussed
// Extended Clips (in order of appearance)
[Break] – 47m
Zizek – Don’t Act, Think
Geoffrey Bloom – Why the Whole Banking System is a Scam
David Stockman on Crony Capitalism
Max Keiser: That’s not capitalism, that’s fraud
Bill Clinton on why we should help the world
A skit written and performed by Kevin in Los Angeles
// Music (in Order of Appearance)
Victor Déme – Djon Maya (Synapson Remix) via Et Musique Pour Tous
Thabo and The Real Deal – Revolution
Bob Marley – Waiting in Vain (Jim James Remix)via Earmilk
Phaleah – Here Comes the Sun feat. Soundmouse
// Production Credits
Our correspondent and editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel
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