A Progressive Vision for Social Change
Program #EHRB007. Recorded in Tampa, FL on September 22, 1995.Political and economic trends point increasingly to the growth not of democracy but plutocracy, a system by and for the rich. The upper crust benefits at the expense of the many. And it's not about Democrats or Republicans. They both know and play the game. Most people are aware of what's going on. A recent CNN/USA Today poll indicates that 63% of eligible voters want an alternative to the two parties. In this witty speech, Barbara Ehrenreich presents a vision on how to change things.
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