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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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Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is a social critic, journalist, and activist.  She received a PhD in cell biology from Rockefeller University. In the 1970’s, she was involved with the nascent women’s health movement. After publishing an article in Ms magazine, she became a regular columnist there and with Mother Jones. She is the author of numerous books including such bestsellers as Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, This Land is Their Land and Bright-Sided. In 2012 she founded the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a website designed to place the crisis of poverty and economic insecurity at the center of the national political conversation.

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