(2016/04/01) The battle to reorganize the economy (Sharing Economy vs. Coops)
April 1, 2016•72 min
Today we take a look at the raging battle for the soul of the new economy. The age of working at the factory for decades before retiring with a pension and gold watch is well behind us but what’s coming next? A world where everyone is completely on their own, scraping together work one gig at a time? Or an economy of worker-owners who are compensated fully for their labor and have a voice in the direction of their companies?
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Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: How Good is the Sharing Economy at Sharing? - KQED News - Air Date: 2-4-16
Ch. 3: Song 1: The Sharing Song - Jack Johnson
Ch. 4: Act 2: Chris Mackin: Creating Economic Democracy - @theLFshow w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 7-22-14
Ch. 5: Song 2: RazorWire-Remastered - Chris Priest
Ch. 6: Act 3: Uber isn't nearly as new of an idea as you think - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date: 3-22-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: Capitalism Is Tearing Us Apart - sole
Ch. 8: Act 4: Uber Wants to Reorganize the Economy? Workers, too Can Play at that Game - The F Word w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date: 2-17-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: Working Poor - Horse Feathers
Ch. 10: Act 5: David J. Thompson on the superiority of cooperatives - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date: 8-1-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: Cooperation - Jim Valley
Ch. 12: Act 6: Nationwide Next System Teach-Ins via @TheNextSystem - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 13: Song 6: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard
Ch. 14: Act 7: Paul Mason - Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 3-3-16
Ch. 21: Understanding our political system - Kim from Pennsylvania
Ch. 22: The importance of progressive unity in the election - Ben from New Jersey
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics
Ch. 23: Final comments on Democracy Spring and the cabbie who suggested todays episode
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone
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Not Cool Uber (via Dave Craige on Medium.com)
Sharing Economy Isn’t About Sharing - The Dark Reality Behind This Major Workplace Shift (via Alternet)
Uber on the Road to Nowhere - Uber Drivers are getting creative in their fight for basic workplace rights (via American Prospect)
Seattle Passes Law Letting Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize (via Reuters)
Fed up Uber Drivers Aim to Disrupt Super Bowl 50 - With their Own Mobile App (via Mother Jones)
Jakarta Taxi Drivers Protest Against Uber and Grab (via BBC)
Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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