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Debt that Lasts Forever: Can't Cash in on Credit

How can we go beyond diagnosing economic ills, and instead offer their solutions? This week, our guests respond to the dual crises of debt and corporate growth and how we might find a way out. Joining us are Ivan Ascher, author of the new book "Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction" and Pam Brown, Strike Debt activist and original Rolling Jubilee member, who speak to the power relations of a prediction-based economy. Plus, an interview with Mandy Cabot, CEO of Dansko shoes who chose her workers over a corporate buyout. She's joined by Richard Eidlin, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council, in an interview from the Progressive Congress, earlier this year.

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Laura Flanders Show

This year at the Progressive Strategy Summit members of Congress and progressive change makers came together to build a movement that won t only win back the White House in 2020 but also create long term systemic change. Laura interviewed activists and congresswomen to understand how they see this critical moment when business-as-usual politics simply won’t cut it. Will a movement led by women of color inside and outside Congress—transform the government so that it truly serves the diverse people it purports to represent?

  • 2019-11-15T18:00:00-08:00
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Laura Flanders Show

In her new film, The Edge of Democracy, director Petra Costa tells the story of how Brazil went from a rising star among free nations to a democracy on the verge of collapse. With unprecedented access, Costa documents the rise and fall of Brazil’s Workers Party and its charismatic leader Lula da Silva, the impeachment of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, and the rise of President Jair Bolsonaro who has ushered in, as Costa puts it, a new era of rule by the bible, the bullet, and the banks.

  • 2019-11-18T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-22T18:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-25T05:30:00-08:00
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Laura Flanders Show

  • 2019-12-06T18:00:00-08:00
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