Movie Moles Wendy Webb and Jan Haaken reveal to us that the kids are all right, but open up the bigger question, "Is the audience alright?" as they explore the tangled politics of gender, sexual orientation, class and race of this entertaining film.
Joe Clement introduces a selection from Brendan Cooney's video blog Kapitalism 101. Cooney explains how the workings of the "free" market inevitably produce class inquality. You can watch the video version here.
Governments around the world are promoting austerity and "fiscal responsibility" as a solution to the global financial crisis. Liberal critics say this is short-sighted, but in fact it's the way governments serve "their corporate/financial masters." The Old Mole's Tom Becker reads from a piece by Ismael Hossein-Zadeh from Counterpunch.
Joe Clement (pictured here) is our host on this program about policing domestic violence, "The Kids Are All Right," Marxian economics, Love in Ireland, and going beyond the liberal critique of government austerity.