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In our second installment, journalist John Nichols of The Nation and Prof. Bob McChesney talk about their new book, People Get Ready: The Fight Against A Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy…American job losses due to automation and offshoring are expected to increase in the not-so-distant future, and McChesney and Nichols offer a roadmap forward to protect our standard of living while democratizing the digital age.
They expand on some of the themes in their book, declaring that capitalism is dying but rejecting a dystopian vision. They offer ideas to address environmental and social problems in a new economy that can renew and expand democratic institutions.
They describe looming fascism, and call on us to demand a different dynamic that will challenge power structures and empower individuals to chart a different course.
“Imagine if the people were ready, finally, to demand democracy–and all the freedom, fairness and human potential that extends from the moment when the profiteers and the pretenders are pushed aside and we, the people, forge our future”.