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Capitalism And The American Pandemic Response



This video is a major departure from the usual content on my channel, but I think it’s necessary. This particular moment in American and world history demands that we all take an honest look at the trajectory of the United States of America. The current system is untenable and the Coronavirus pandemic has laid bare how truly ill-prepared the country is to protect its citizens. When corporations and the ultra-wealthy are the primary concern of those in power, the majority will suffer. This video is my attempt to contribute some small amount to the national conversation about what America is, and what it needs to become.

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Further Reading:

Debs’ speech at Butte, 1902 https://www.marxists.org/archive/debs/works/1902/0616-debs-mustgainpossession.pdf

More by Debs: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6516199-writings-of-eugene-v-debs

American Medical Costs: https://www.pgpf.org/blog/2019/07/how-does-the-us-healthcare-system-compare-to-other-countries

Family Leave in America: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/12/16/u-s-lacks-mandated-paid-parental-leave/

College Debt Then And Now: https://www.marketwatch.com/graphics/college-debt-now-and-then/

Fed’s Report on Economic Wellbeing:
https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/2017-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201805.pdf

Radical and Leftist Books: https://www.versobooks.com

Leftist Politics and Culture: https://www.currentaffairs.org

Good Leftist Reporting on America and Coronavirus: https://theweek.com/authors/ryan-cooper

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