Episode 5: Burning People, Burning Planet–Capitalism Ain’t Pretty

In Economy, Labor, Podcast by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

Jonathan goes digging into the world of the global sweatshop, talking with global workers rights advocate Shawna Bader-Blau on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Bangladesh factory fire that killed 110 garment workers and injured thousands more. We also talk Just Transition–how workers and communities will be looked after as we transition from a carbon based energy system–with Jonathan’s good mate from Australia, union leader Tony Maher, a global advocate for climate change action who represents miners and energy workers. And our Robber Baron of the week is the CEO of a greedy drug company that hiked prices by hundreds of dollars on a life-saving device.

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