Fighting Inequality by Turning Workers into Owners w/ Loren Rodgers - MR Live - 7/10/19

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Happy Wednesday, joining Michael Brooks on today’s Majority Report is Loren Rodgers, Executive Director of the National Center for Employee Ownership to discuss his organization’s latest feature in the New Republic, “An Economy in Waiting.” We’re live at 12:00 pm EST.

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  • LFIontheBHB
    LFIontheBHB  4 months ago

    Honestly! That clicking on the god damn phone!! 😖

  • Hogaza
    Hogaza  4 months ago +1

    Bernie pronouncing "Ocasio" is giving me flashbacks of growing up as the only hispanic kid in a midwestern suburb.

  • Mark Friedrichs
    Mark Friedrichs  4 months ago

    Jimmy got in the club. He was invited to that Allard prize thing and now he can't be critical of them and the people who won

  • Gnome Chomsky
    Gnome Chomsky  4 months ago

    For whatever it's worth, anytime you guys lay into Dore as a know-nothing blowhard is a win for the Left

  • Robert Stan
    Robert Stan  4 months ago

    PLEASE clip the last call. That guy was pretty awesome.

  • Ramon Serrano
    Ramon Serrano  4 months ago

    During Chavez presidency in Venezuela, workers were turned into owners; they were turned into managers and executives and decision makers of many industries, in particular, food production. In the end, all those industries collapsed, because those workers were not able to do anything else but their own monotonous jobs, but did not care about raw, in materials, schedules, safety, managerial tasks, promotion, etc. They ended up destroying the industries they worked for and lost their jobs. They only restitution was receiving a "salary" by decree instituted by Chavez to hide the failure of that policy. It has never worked. You are living in a dream that's a nightmare for many. Inequality needs other venues and ways to be conquered, e.g. unions, unions strikes, governmental policies that do not allow accumulation of wealth in few hands, etc. Please, do not promote the idea of taking the property of others to obtain equality; it failed with Chavez and it will always fail. Venezuela is an example of those terrible ideas and the rich stay wealthy and the workers and the poor lose everything, even hope for a better life.

  • Sherri Decembrini
    Sherri Decembrini  4 months ago

    quit playin; with the microfone

  • Sherri Decembrini
    Sherri Decembrini  4 months ago

    you guys are boring Bukharin compared to Jimmy Dore's Trotsky.Too High falutin'.

  • google sucksalot
    google sucksalot  4 months ago

    The Alpha boys are back back back

  • Manhole Eunuchsbane
    Manhole Eunuchsbane  4 months ago

    You should do the Jimmy Dore voice everytime you say Lava Jato, Mike.

  • John Jones
    John Jones  4 months ago

    Take a shave, Matt.

  • Katie Hay
    Katie Hay  4 months ago +1

    Great episode. Thanks for everything.

  • kevin mendoza
    kevin mendoza  4 months ago

    Look I get paid well and have a good credit scores and I still get shit interest rates

  • 6Lilies6Phillies
    6Lilies6Phillies  4 months ago

    See Yugoslavia from 1946-1990

  • Donnerfuß
    Donnerfuß  4 months ago +1

    People whine about China's social credit score but simply accept our credit score system

  • divinuminfernum
    divinuminfernum  4 months ago +2

    i dont think we even have 12 years left to fundamentally change everything away from CO2 creating human activity - if you read the newest articles on the state of the oceans, the research is pointing to the oceans being close to the point of "excitation" where the amount of co2 will cause a large chemical reaction in the water itself and push ocean acidification into a new extreme - the rate of which things are moving is quicker than that that of the permian-triassic extinction they are saying - one in which 90% of life on earth died.
    if the oceans are too acidic for any life at all than that is going to shoot right up the food chain and also affect too, the air we breathe and where is the CO2 going to go after that?
    oceans of boiling acid, air like burning acid, - the land all aflame, - no one gets out of this alive.

  • Bijou Smith
    Bijou Smith  4 months ago +4

    Kamala + Credit Scores = total all out neoliberalization. A progressive would be calling for debt jubilee's every 10 years, not f___king credit scoring. The onus is on the bank, the lending institution, to make loans that can be reasonably expected to be repaid. When the debt cannot be repaid the bank is penalized, not the debtor. Credit Scores are just a tick short of debtor prisons. (Wrote that before Brooksy mentioned jubilee's, awesome, Brooksy is ON TO IT!!!)

  • Bijou Smith
    Bijou Smith  4 months ago

    (4)...You do not tax to spend, you tax off the TOP ONLY in order to quell rising inequality and to control inflation. Remember, taxes create unemployment, and taxes are pretty much the ONLY CAUSE of unemployment. So it is morally incumbent upon a government which taxes to provision social services to spend back more than it taxes into the economy (i.e., it is morally correct to run government deficits.)

  • Bijou Smith
    Bijou Smith  4 months ago

    (3)... related; Rutger Bregman is an accidental regressive... he would tax in order to spend, which is just giving with one hand and taking with the other, ultimately, at some point, you KNOW that taxes on the wealthy are going to end up being translated into costs on the poor. So you spend INTO the economy using the Federal power to generate non-governmental surplus (government deficit) and you need to do so continuously and unrelentingly while also taxing non-productive wealth and predatory financial activity. At least under capitalism the flow of money is always from poor to rich, so the government must CONTINUALLY DEFICIT SPEND to prevent rising inequality. ...

  • James Gasber
    James Gasber  4 months ago +21

    Michael's Sam impression technically sounds nothing like him at all, and also captures his likeness so thoroughly that sometimes when Sam talks now I literally hear Michael's impression of him in my mind. It's a bizarre and fascinating phenomenon.