Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which features a re-broadcast from the radio show Against the Grain.
The pandemic highlighted the vital importance of care work—whether childcare, nursing home care, medical care or schooling – and the struggles many people face to get sufficient care. Would more public investment solve the crisis? Sasha Lilley speaks with historian Premilla Nadasen, who argues that the problem lies with contemporary capitalism itself, as care has become an enormous arena for corporate profit, in which the state is often deeply complicit. Nadasen is the author of Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism Haymarket Books, 2023. This episode originally aired on Against the Grain on November 15, 2021 and can be downloaded at https://kpfa.org/episode/against-the-grain-november-15-2023/
Against the Grain is a weekly radio show hosted and produced by Sasha Lilley and C.S Soong on KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkley, California. It’s a program of ideas, in-depth analysis, and commentary on political, economic, social, and cultural issues important to radical thinking and activism.