Old Mole Variety Hour for May 25, 2020

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Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
News, Views and Interviews from a Socialist, Feminist Perspective


Densie Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes

Pandemic Bailout: Bill Resnick interviews economist Yeva Nersisyan. Yeva has recently been studying and writing on the Federal multi-trillion dollar relief programs as the pandemic shut down the economy. She and many others have found that the Federal government is continuing a fifty year trend, that big business, the banks and fossil fuel industry, the private sector, and their executives and main beneficiaries, they have done really well in the pandemic in getting Federal money. As to small business and the great majority of the people, help has been erratic and small, and precariousness and fear have increased. They’ll be discussing that as well as what should and could be done, short and long term. Yeva Nersisyan is a Research Scholar at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and an Associate Professor of economics at Franklin and Marshall College.

Late in the Day: Larry Bowlden reviews Tessa Hadley’s 2019 novel, Late in the Day. Read by Old Mole Patricia Kulberg, Larry explores this story of two close-knit couples who’s live are irrevocably changed by an untimely death.  

Food in the Time of Covid: Joe Clement talks with trained chef and journalist, Arun Gupta, about the American food system under conditions of the pandemic. They consider the plight of food workers up and down the supply chain, and the political economy behind the disconnect between the hungry masses and the intentional destruction of food. 

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