(2016/04/01) The battle to reorganize the economy (Sharing Economy vs. Coops)
April 1, 2016•72 min
Edition #1003 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? 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: 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 Voicemails 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 TAKE ACTION: Activism Resources: Find a Next System Teach-In near you or register to host one where you live at http://teachins.thenextsystem.org Learn more about the The Next System Project and sign their statement. Follow The Next System Project on Twitter @TheNextSystem for the latest updates and use '#NextSystem' to join the conversation. Further Reading: 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) Latest News/Actions: 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 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!