Episode 186 September 15th 2011

Economist Jim Stanford explains why the economic recovery has stalled, that the causes of the economic crisis of 2008-9 have not really been dealt with, and that only radical restructuring of economic institutions can solve mass unemployment and prevent a return to economic turmoil. Ernest Drucker, of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York compares the structure of the US incarceration system—which has systematically imprisoned unprecedented numbers of men and women—to well-recognized epidemics from the past. Don’t go there, Canada, he advises.

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