We talk with Kate Gold, President of VSCS-United Professionals at Northern Vermont University, and Tanya Vyhovsky of Rights & Democracy about the Vermont People's Bailout: COVID Virtual Town Hall, and Will Lambek of Migrant Justice, joined by Ashley Smith of Champlain Valley DSA, about the
Jack Rasmus, author of The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy From Reagan to Trump, discusses the global financial asset deflation underway: prelude to next great recession and the impact of COVID-19 on the working class.
Howie Hawkins, a leading Green Party candidate for president, explains that Implementing the Green New Deal will require ecosocialism—social ownership in key sectors in order to democratically plan the coordinated reconstruction of all economic sectors for ecological sustainability. The Green New Deal encompasses an Economic Bill of Rights and a Green Economy Reconstruction, and Howie explains how we would pay for it.
Bhaskar Sunkara , author of The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality and founder and editor of the socialist publication Jacobin, answers What Is Democratic Socialism?, draws lessons from socialism's mixed history, and presents a vision for its future.