Alternative economics

John James on hospital errors, profit-driven healthcare, and the 100,000s of deaths they cause

program date: 
Mon, 10/14/2013
Bill Resnick talks with government toxicologist, John James, and author of A Sea of Broken Hearts, which tells the story of how his son died due to a hospital error. The event made James interested in hospital errors and ultimately in advocating against the way the profit motive negatively influences medicine. 12:11 minutes (11.16 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour October 14th

program date: 
Mon, 10/14/2013
Joe Clement hosts this episode, which is about a third shorter than usual because of membership drive. 41:28 minutes (37.97 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour September 30 2013

program date: 
Mon, 09/30/2013
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Old Mole that, in addition to a discussion about the Syrian civil war and other mid-east conflicts, converges on a theme of social democracy under attack and the political stakes in its being defunded.

Bill Resnick talks with Chris Toensing about Middle East conflict

Frann Michel brings us a Well-read Red about Public Pensions under attack

Jan Haaken talks with a Healthcare for all advocate about Obamacare

Joe Clement comments on food stamps and class politics

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57:24 minutes (32.85 MB)

Food Stamps and Class Politics

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Thu, 10/03/2013
Joe Clement reads a short commentary about food stamps in terms of class warfare, and to that end as supporting the working-classes' capacity to organize and be organized to radical ends. 7:58 minutes (4.56 MB)

Obamacare from a Radical Universal Healthcare Perspective

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Thu, 10/03/2013
Jan Haaken talks with Universal Healthcare advocate, Chris Lowe, about Obamacare. Jan questions Chris about how to understand what's worthwhile and regressive in Obamacare from the perspective of those of us who believe healthcare should be universal. They talk about social democracy, the way that the government shutdown is being used to make us cynical about the state, and how we need to contextualize the kind of services the State offers and threatens to take away. 13:11 minutes (7.54 MB)
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