• On Music and Politics
    On Music and Politics

    Music and politics are alike in belonging, in principle, to everyone. We all have tunes running through our heads, we all sway to certain rhythms, and, in times not long past, it was common for almost everyone to sing.

    The Alternative w/ Nick Romeo
    The Alternative w/ Nick Romeo

    Scott Ferguson and Billy Saas speak with New Yorker writer Nick Romeo about his exciting new book, The Alternative: How to Build a Just Economy, released in January 2024 with Public Affairs. Romeo’s The Alternative rebukes Margaret Thatcher’s infamous axiom that “there is no alternative” to neoliberal capitalism. In doing so, the book inventories the most promising experiments in radical economic democracy underway across the world today.

    China’s economy is still far out growing the U.S. – contrary to Western media “fake news”
    China’s economy is still far out growing the U.S. – contrary to Western media “fake news”

    The factual situation is that China’s economy, as it heads into 2024, has far outgrown all other major comparable economies.

    Michael D. Yates on Labor: Organization, Negotiation, and Education (interview parts 3 & 4)
    Michael D. Yates on Labor: Organization, Negotiation, and Education (interview parts 3 & 4)

    Parts 3 and 4 of an interview with Michael D. Yates by Farooque Chowdhury.

    The Economics Teacher of the New Generation: Cryptocurrency Ideology
    The Economics Teacher of the New Generation: Cryptocurrency Ideology

    The widespread ownership of crypto currencies in countries like Turkey and Argentina has created the grounds for a very reactionary economic understanding among broad social segments, especially among young people.

    PlayPause