Economy & Work

No Bosses: A New Economy for a Better World (pt 1/3)

No Bosses: A New Economy for a Better World (pt 1/3)

Long-time activist and author Michael Albert outlines his vision for a post-capitalist and classless economic system, known as participatory economics and based on his most recent book, No Bosses (Zer0 Books, 2021). In this first part, Paul Jay and Michael Albert talk about the importance of economic vision and the rationale behind re-organizing the workplace on the basis of self-management and a non-corporate division of labor.

No Bosses: A New Economy for a Better World (pt 2/3)

No Bosses: A New Economy for a Better World (pt 2/3)

How would remuneration and the allocation of goods and services look like in a post-capitalist participatory economic system? In this second part of our discussion with Michael Albert, the author of the book, No Bosses (Zer0 Books, 2021), he talks to Greg Wilpert about the contours of an economic vision that fulfills the values of self-management, solidarity, diversity, equity, sustainability, and participation.

Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey pt 1/8

Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey pt 1/8

One of the world’s leading “organizers’ organizer” Jane McAlevey has trained thousands of activists in building more militant unions and winning electoral organizing; she sees the fight for effective unions as critical to winning transformative climate policy. Jane tells her story to Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself.

No Bosses: A New Economy for a Better World (pt 3/3)

No Bosses: A New Economy for a Better World (pt 3/3)

Michael Albert responds to some common objections and concerns that Greg Wilpert raises about his vision for a participatory economy, such as how to avoid the spontaneous formation of black markets, whether his proposal should be considered socialist or anarchist, and whether his proposal can be a considered a blueprint.

Time to Buy Out Fossil Fuel Corporations – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 1/2)
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Time to Buy Out Fossil Fuel Corporations – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 1/2)

This interview was originally released on April 28, 2017. The Next System Project’s Gar Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the Federal Reserve should use quantitive easing, i.e. create money, to take Big Oil companies out of the equation and finance a massive green infrastructure program.

What Happened to Making Steel in Baltimore? – Mark Reutter on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
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What Happened to Making Steel in Baltimore? – Mark Reutter on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)

This interview was originally published on March 1, 2015. Mark Reutter, author of Making Steel: Sparrows Point and the Rise and Ruin of American Industrial Might, talks about why steel production collapsed across America.

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