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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
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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

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)
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
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