Host Tessie Word speaks with economic sociologist Kevin Delaney about his book Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players, and Hedge Fund Traders. Delaney is interested in complex social and political issues that have a central economic component. They'll talk about how people in particular professions that have money as a central feature of their jobs (like hedge fund traders, fund raisers, debt counselors, poker players and religious clergy) learn to think about money within their professional training and day-to-day work lives.
With a brief introduction by Iven Hale, Well-read Red Frann Michel offers an array of analyses about the real stakes of the Chicago Teacher's Strike. She presents arguments that defend the teachers union as fighting a rank-and-file organized campaign against neoliberal education reform. She cites numerous examples of how both the Democrats as well as the Republicans are behind the gutting of public education that Chicago teachers are fighting against, and how in the process these teachers are breathing life into the labor movement as one aimed at a better society and not just a better contract.
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