Increasingly pharmaceutical companies are making big money sellling psychoactive drugs to people who care for children as a management tool, turning human problems into chemical ones. Jeb Bickman is an investigative journalist who has been writing about this issue, and here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how extensive it is, the damage it does, and what can be done about it.
American Industrialist Henry Clay Frick made a fortune in coke and steel, built a mansion on 5th Avenue, filled it with European masterpieces, and willed it to the people. What could be wrong with that? Nothing, except that it makes a hero out of a villain and turns the art he bought into an advertisement for himself. Gabriel Hainer Evansohn's article in the Summer issue of Jacobin Magazine tells the story of the man, his money, and his art and how it aims to make us thankful for the beneficence of our rulers. Clayton Morgareidge reads exerpts.
From the streets of New York, here are the voices of Verizon workers marching, chanting, and discussing their struggles with Verizon's squeeze on them and the importance of their union (Communication Workers of America). The Old Mole's Bill Resnick was on the scene and recorded this material for KBOO. The strike has been suspended for now, but the issues remain vital.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show about controlling problem children with psychoactive drugs, controlling our attitudes towards rich folks with an art museum, and the struggle of Verizon workers against the control of their lives by the company.