Mon, 05/10/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
News, Views and Interviews from a Socialist, Feminist, Anti-Racist Perspective
Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes
- Community Energy Part 2. Bill Resnick interviews Paul Fenn in the second part of a 2 part interview on Community Energy. In the part 1 last week they discussed the origins of the Community Energy movement and why it is so popular in the cities and counties that have established them. In the coming second part they discuss: (1) Why and how the corporate Investor Owned Utilities tried to destroy community energy and how the many community energy cities fought back, and (2) The Biden Administration’s Infrastructure and Jobs Plan that in first draft funnels most of its monies to corporate America, but has some provisions supporting Community Energy, and the dollar amounts can be changed as the specifics are negotiated and regulations developed.
- Heterodox Economics. In the first of a three-part interview, Luisa Martinez speaks with Mitch Green, PhD. Dr. Green is a heterodox economist who explains the differences between mainstream economics and the heterodox school of economic thought. In the former the economy is fundamentally scarce and finite, and possibilities are constrained. With the latter, our economy is socially constructed, resources are produced, and possibilities are open.
- Left and Law, child sex trafficking conspiracies. In recent years, far right platforms such as QAnan have garnered followers by promoting child sex trafficking conspiracies and advancing their rightwing agenda under the banner of rescuing children from perverse evil-doers. In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about how these conspiracy theories take hold, and how the current forms are both similar to and different from the wave of Satanic ritual abuse claims of the 1980s and 1990s