Old Mole Variety Hour May 31st 2021

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Mon, 05/31/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
News, Views and Interviews from a Socialist, Feminist, Anti-Racist Perspective


Densie Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes

  • Biden American Jobs Plan. Bill Resnick interviews John Cavanagh, director of the large and influential Institute for Policy Studies for 20 years. A Washington insider, Cavanagh wrote 12 important books and also worked in the trenches of the environmental and poor peoples’ movements. John and Bill analyze the Biden American Jobs Plan, the multiple trillion dollar proposal likely to pass in some form, that functions as his Administration’s stimulus, covid relief, and Infrastructure program. It features something for everyone, including many billions for the coal industry and nuclear power interests and hundreds of billions for highways. Certainly when all the squabbling and fighting is over, when it gets though the Congress, after the lobbyists do their work, U.S. corporations will get most of the funding. But that’s just part of the story. Bill and John address whether left movements allied with the Congressional Progressive Caucus can summon up the will and capacity to gain substantial funds for developing multiple carbon zero cities. That is zero greenhouse gas pollution that to show the way toward greatly reducing climate change and maintaining a habitable living planet.
  • Heterodox Economics part 3. In the final segment of a 3 part interview, Luisa Martinez and Dr. Mitch Green return to the way economists frame the economic problem: that of understanding the dynamics of a social provisioning process. We discuss what the Heterodox school of Economics has to say about the possibilities for a non capitalist economy. 
  • Vaccine Hesitancy among Healthcare workers. Sharon Grant looks at Vaccine Hesitancy among Healthcare workers. Sharon was a longtime public employee with Multnomah County and worked on vaccine hesitancy community campaigns for the health department. 


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