Everything For Everyone: The Radical Tradition That is Shaping the Next Economy
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FEATURING NATHAN SCHNEIDER – The US economy is booming – for the wealthiest 1% of Americans. Stocks are strong, tax reform has funneled more money into wealthy pockets, and in general wealth is safely stored in the hands of fewer Americans than ever before.
The rest of us – we’re not doing so well. We’re expected to do contract work, find ways to get by in the so-called “gig economy,” and blame only ourselves when we can’t make ends meet.
But increasingly Americans have realized there is value in cooperation, sharing, and solidarity. The idea of cooperatives to share the work and the wealth is an old one that surges in popularity during times of economic crisis.
Nathan Schneider, journalist and professor of Media Studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has written for numerous publications including The Nation, The New Republic, New York Times and Catholic Worker. His new book is called Everything For Everyone: The Radical Tradition That is Shaping the Next Economy.
**This interview was originally broadcast on November 25, 2018.