Description: Bill and Rachel are joined by Justin in New Orleans to talk about the 1892 cross-racial general strike that was so successful that the media and some historians waged a decades-long campaign to paint it a failure.
Description: Which industry popularized the US multinational corporation, monthly consumer financing, buybacks of used products, repair service teams, interchangeable parts, patent pooling, and ready-to-wear garments? Sewing machines! Bill, Kelley, and Rachel.
Full episode on Patreon: Have you ever wondered what the absolute peak example of neoliberal policy is? Bill and Rachel submit to you that it might be the tradable Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) in effect since 1986.
Description: Bill, Kelley, and Rachel discuss the reasons for (and effects of) American capitalists’ enthusiasm for interchangeable parts and “the American system of manufacturing” during the First Industrial Revolution.
Description: 100 years ago this week, white mobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma burned down the Black neighborhood of Greenwood (known as Black Wall Street) and committed massacres. Bill and Rachel explore the unique economic factors that created Greenwood.