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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
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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

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
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