Alternative economics

On Wage Work and Wanting Less of It

program date: 
Mon, 03/31/2014
Joe Clement talks with Peter Frase about the desirability of working less, the possibility of the shorter work week, and the nature of wage and other labor. They discuss the productivity and problems of wage labor and the value of what is known as "free time"; the varied possible meanings of "full employment"; and the need for collective struggles to change the balance of power in the labor market. They touch on Kathi Weeks' book on The Problem with Work, and the importance of unwaged and immaterial labor. Joe mentions his interview last week with Anna Coote, available here: https://kboo.fm/content/towarda30hourworkweek. 13:26 minutes (6.15 MB)

Lester Begay on Human Beings with 5 Fingers

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Wed, 03/26/2014
Welcome to the first episode of Dine' a-la' ashla'ii Radio Podcast! We interviewed Lester Begay about his efforts to address corruption within the Navajo Nation Government and to introduce alternative and environmentally friendly economic opportunities.

Dine'-a-la' ashla'ii / Humans Beings with 5 Fingers is a podcast produced by Christopher Francisco, Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanswithfivefingers

Our Mission is:

To bring you the voices of Dine'tah—to create a shared vision for the world we want to live in.

And inform and inspire YOU into action.
100:48 minutes (92.28 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour March 24 2014

program date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014

Bill Resnick hosts this show and we hear:

58:21 minutes (53.43 MB)

Toward a 30 Hour Work Week

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Mon, 03/24/2014
Joe Clement and Anna Coote talk about an article she wrote for the NYTimes advocating a reduction of the work week to 30 hours*. They consider not just the reduction of the work-week, but different ways of appreciating our limited time. The fundamental issue is that the more of our time that we put toward paid work, the less of it we have to take care of ourselves and our communities; the less of it we have to stay informed; the less of it we have to take our time in ways that reduce our impact on the environment. Anna says that part-time should be the new full-time, and we can raise wages to make it happen. 14:39 minutes (13.41 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 17, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 03/17/2014

Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show featuring revolutionary music from Chile, the musical and political history of the Allende years in Chile, the struggle for carbon-free and democratic control of energy, and the impact of wealth on school closures.  

To hear the whole show, with all the music, use the play button below.  For individual segments, follow these links:

1.  Historian Kim Davis gives us the political background on some great Chillean music -- nueva canción.  
52:53 minutes (30.26 MB)

Stagnant Wages, Rising Productivity, and Unemployment as Ideological Problem

program date: 
Mon, 03/10/2014
Tom Becker reads a CounterPunch article by Geoffrey MacDonald, "The Revolving Door of Unemployment". MacDonald argues against the fallicious logic that tries to solve problems created by economic growth, like stagnating wages and unemployment, with MORE economic growth.

Geoffrey has been on the Old Mole before and is an editor at Ruthless Criticism.


 

6:56 minutes (6.36 MB)
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