Economic Update: A Growing US Left [Trailer]

Economic Update: A Growing US Left [Trailer]


[WOLFF] The car companies used their profits
early in the 40s and 50s to get rid of Street Railways. Even more
efficient, it would be, to have public transportation. But we would have to
defeat the profit-driven private car companies beyond what we have done so
far.
[BROOKS] There’s so many narratives that either go back to 2008, that that crisis
hit them and things have actually not really been the same since or if
they’re younger that their whole perception of what their life trajectory
was gonna be was significantly altered. You know people do see these patterns.
They say “Why is Trump running the country? Who is this guy in
India or Brazil? What’s happening in Israel?” And then, you know conversely, the
sort of elite, legacy neoliberal media (or however you wanted define it) they’re
obsessed with Trudeau and Macron and these people that represent this
collapsed consensus. So they’re seeing a pattern and also in the, you know,
positive analogs as well.

2 thoughts on “Economic Update: A Growing US Left [Trailer]

  1. Noam Chomsky said something about public transpo once that mirrored this. Public transpo is a huge issue that unfrotunately has lagged way behind the times which means more difficulty getting updated. Also, Noam mentioned how the airline industry was spawned from the military and how it too is overemphasized in our culture. IMO, flying is over-used and not necessary most of the time.

  2. My perception of what my life trajectory was gonna be was significantly altered. As a child in the 1970's, I was taught about the "American Dream" and grew up to watch it be smothered by oligarchs and their servants in government using a pillow stuffed with money.

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