In this week's show, Prof Wolff presents updates on the efforts to finally add dental, vision, and hearing coverage to Medicare, the effects of Trump's tariffs on China, and the contradictions between capitalist profiteering and healthcare. In the second half of the show, Wolff is joined by Professor Manny Ness to discuss worker insurgencies and political organizations in the global South today.
About our guest: Immanuel Ness is Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and Senior Research Associate in the Department of Sociology of the University of Johannesburg. He is the author of books and collections on labour, globalization, migration, and protest movements, including Organizing Insurgency: Workers Movements in the Global South, among many other works. He is editor of the peer review Journal of Labor and Society. He is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Economic Imperialism. Ness is currently writing a book on migration and global capitalism and another book on the gig economy.
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