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(2015/04/17) Looking for something better (Capitalism)

April 17, 201574 min
Edition #914 Today we examine why capitalism is so firmly ingrained and held up in our culture as being synonymous with freedom, meritocracy and fairness despite all of the evidence to the contrary   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 00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: The Next System Project - @TheNextSystem Project - Air Date: 03-30-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: Sur le fil - Stéphanie Lapointe 00:05:37 Ch. 4: Act 2: Discussing how to disrupt our current paradigm - @RadioOpenSource - Air Date: 3-24-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: Democracy - Leonard Cohen 00:16:11 Ch. 6: Act 3: How do worker coops measure up against capitalist enterprises? - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 3-15-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: Struggle - Ringside 00:25:10 Ch. 8: Act 4: Starting and supporting worker co-ops via @Dematwork — BotL Activism Ch. 9: Song 4: Activism - Shihan 00:29:45 Ch. 10: Act 5: The history of the promotion and criticism of capitalism Part 1 - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 12-15-14 Ch. 11: Song 5: Time Has Come - Europe 00:41:00 Ch. 12: Act 6: When Profits Become Deadly... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-02-14 Ch. 13: Song 6: "Pottersville" - Blank Squirrel 00:50:49 Ch. 14: Act 7: The history of the promotion and criticism of capitalism Part 2 - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 12-15-14 Voicemails 01:01:47 Ch. 15: Many in the health insurance industry want reform - Daniel from CA 01:04:02 Ch. 16: Passionate for Single Payer - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics 01:07:49 Ch. 17: Final comments on the results of the Podcast Awards and my thoughts on Las Vegas and reality TV shows Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Starting and supporting worker co-ops via @Dematwork Take Action: Get involved with The Democracy at Work Institute, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Utilize the Democracy at Work Institute “Information for Start-ups” SIGN to support: CA AB 816: Worker Cooperative Act via The SELC Additional Activism/Resources: Use the collaborative legal resource e-library created by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and the Green-Collar Communities Clinic (GC3) Co-opLaw.org Attend one of the conferences with the National Center For Employee Ownership Sources/further reading: "What is a Worker Cooperative?” via The US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Read the full bill: "AB-816 Cooperative corporations: worker cooperatives” "CA Worker Coop Act Discussion” via The SELC 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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