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Best of Yanis Varoufakis by Doug Henwood

Posted: 2015/01/30 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Links/Articles/Video
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Doug’s inteviews with Varoufakis over the years have been an invaluable resource on European economics and many other things. Thanks Doug! (host of the best podcast out there: Behind the News)



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Behind the News with Doug Henwood [KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley CA –]


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So according to fresh projections from the BLS, the 10 most rapidly growing jobs over the next decade, accounting for a quarter of total job growth, require on average no more than a high school diploma, and only one – nursing – pays more than the national median wage.Elites expect a future of mostly shitty jobs, but they can’t say that publicly. So they spew bullshit like this, and take potshots at art history while they’re at it.BLS:

In Wisconsin, Obama orders review of job training programs
WAUKESHA, Wis. — President Barack Obama turned his focus here Thursday to efforts to improve job training programs nationwide, as he continued his efforts to show he is doing what he can on economic issues without Congress’s help. The president’s stop here kicked off the second

Doug Henwood qu…

Posted: 2013/05/12 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Uncategorized
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Doug Henwood quotes Corey Robin about the crisis in higher education in NYC:

“So the Cooper Union faculty have just voted no confidence in the president of their university. Last winter, the NYU faculty did the same. The CUNY faculty are heading in a similar direction. There’s a dissident faction in the NYC teachers union pushing for more radical action. Oh, to be 20 years younger and join a group that would start organizing for a general strike of all educational workers in the city. Just take the Chicago model and radicalize and extend it. I’m already drawing up lists and a two-year plan in my head. It’ll be like 1975 but in reverse. We’ll do it in 2015 on the 40th anniversary of the Fiscal Crisis, only this time we’ll be telling them to drop dead. But what’s that? Hark, Hayek calls.”

Bracketing the Hayek bit, the beautiful thing about this is that it doesn’t seem like a baseless fantasy.

I was just in NYC talking with some faculty from Cooper, NYU, & others. It’s a long shot but we’ll never know if we don’t fight for it (can you hear me my dear colleagues of the boogie persuasion?)
Why not a general strike of ALL education workers in the US? 
And while we’re at it all workers in the US… globally? THAT would bring change. 
Don’t like this “commie” rhetoric? If you call yourself a libertarian but advocate submission to authority then you need to do some re-thinking or you’re a tool.
If you’re a liberal but think this is too radical and want to present moderate polite to the Kleptocracy then… you’re just sad.
Solidarity! This is not about ideology; it’s about crime prevention–damn it :)

Doug Henwood explains How the One Percent Rules

I highly recommend Doug Henwood’s podcast, blog, and various articles and books.