231 – Business Confidence & Capital Strikes (w/ Michael Schwartz and Kevin A. Young)
Why do the rich have so much influence over policy? Is it all because of corporations lobbying politicians? Or is there a more fundamental dynamic at play — one that activists can use to their benefit?
Michael Schwartz and Kevin A. Young (co-authors of “Levers of Power: How the 1% Rules and What the 99% Can Do About It”) join us to discuss how the wealthy employ capital strikes and the logic of ‘business confidence’ to make sure that most good policies never get passed.
Read Levers of Power – https://www.versobooks.com/books/3181-levers-of-power
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History Shows That Sustained, Disruptive Protests Work – YES! Magazine (yesmagazine.org)
The Cops Can Be Defeated — But Not by Taking Obama’s Advice (jacobinmag.com)
A Tipping Point for the Defeat of Fossil Fuels? – TomDispatch.com
How the 99% can force the 1% to defeat COVID-19 | Salon.com
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