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(2014/11/25) Capitalism will not set you free (Economics) (Repost)

November 27, 201572 min
Edition #879 Today we take a look at some of the underlying problems with capitalism and their repercussions   Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Can Money Buy Happiness? - AsapSCIENCE - Air Date: 12-20-12 Ch. 3: Song 1: Spend - Try to Be Here Ch. 4: Act 2: Unregulated Capitalism and the Persuit of Happiness... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-12-14 Ch. 5: Song 2: Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy) - Life After Death (Deluxe Version) Ch. 6: Act 3: Capitalism is fundamentally undemocratic - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-10-14 Ch. 7: Song 3: Capitalism - Capitalism (feat. Bajka) - EP Ch. 8: Act 4: Thoughts on a basic guaranteed income - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 10-20-14 Ch. 9: Song 4: American Way - Essential Masters Ch. 10: Act 5: Triangle Returns - Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights - Air Date: 03-22-11 Ch. 11: Song 5: Going Home - The Talks Ch. 12: Act 6: Dr. King's "Bill of Economic and Social Rights" - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-21-14 Ch. 13: Song 6: America First - Chicago Wind Ch. 14: Act 7: Protest Black Friday - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version) Ch. 16: Act 8: When Your Workers Want Rights Just Pay Off A Politician - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-18-14 Voicemails Ch. 18: Asking for thoughts on medical personnel strikes - Peter from Little Rock, AK Ch. 19: The importance of turnout - Ben from New Jersey Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 20: Final comments on the evolution of political and economic systems Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Protest Black Friday, #BND/#WalmartStrikers Take Action: Participate by not participating: Buy Nothing Day #BND via Adbusters Follow and support Walmart Strikers via #WalmartStrikers on Twitter and Black Friday Protests Sources/further reading: "Sit-Down Strike at Walmart and Win? It's Been Done” via Huffington Post "Letter: Working and middle class should support fast food workers” via Fight For $15 "Poll: Should retailers remain open on Thanksgiving?” with Steven Greenhouse on PBS Newshour Watch: "This Black Friday, Workers to Challenge the Waltons” via OUR Walmart Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

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