Episode

5/14 Nicole Aschoff: The New Prophets of Capital

May 14, 2015

Boston University Sociology Professor and author of The New Prophets of Capital, Nicole Aschoff, explains how capitalism survives through adopting critiques of capitalism. Why the promoters of “conscious” end up feeding some of the worst tendencies in capitalism. Whole Foods Libertarians. Why it isn’t just Libertarians that are looking to the market for change. What the term Neoliberalism distracts us from. The Capitalism of the Gates Foundation and the quest for a vaccine market. Why are countries poor? By ignoring structural inequality we become even more dependent on the benevolence of billionaires. Oprah and anxiety relief capitalism. And also the limits of “Lean In” feminism. Also why we need to reclaim anti capitalism places.

On The Fun Half: Jeb Bush says its a “disservice” to oppose the war in Iraq and whines that a student questioner is smart and right about Iraq. He also announced he is running for President by accident. Man losing eyesight because he is a right wing crazy. How do you reform capitalism? Also your calls and IMs.

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