[Unlocked] Mar 2, 2021 – Dropped Ceilings – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 355

Unlocked from our Patreon (on pause this summer): Bill and Rachel discuss dropped ceilings and the rise and fall of the mid-century office. It’s an area that could probably use some academic study.

Links and notes for ep. 355 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Bonus-AFD-Ep-355-Links-and-Notes-Dropped-Ceilings.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Nov 6, 2022 – From Filing Cabinets to Xerox – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 447

Bill and Rachel look at the arc of office document management technology from the 1886 filing cabinet to the 1959 Xerox machine and the required underlying developments that made them possible.

Links and notes for ep. 447 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/AFD-Ep-447-Links-and-Notes-From-Filing-Cabinets-to-Xerox.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Jan 10, 2021 – Taft-Hartley – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 340

Description: Rachel, Kelley, and Bill discuss the passage of the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act and its effects against US labor unions, as well as the potential role of white-collar workers in organized labor’s future.

Links and notes for Ep. 340 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/AFD-Ep-340-Links-and-Notes-Taft-Hartley.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

June 28, 2020 – The Planned Economy – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 314

Description: From Covid to Climate, planned economies are the future, but who will do the planning and who will benefit? We go back to the 1870s and the rise of corporate bureaucracy. Bill, Rachel, Kelley.

Links and notes for ep. 314 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AFD-Ep-314-Links-and-Notes-The-Planned-Economy.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.