People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

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Today I’m talking with Dr. Robert W. McChesney about his most recent book that he co-authored with John Nichols. The book is called, “People Get Ready”: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy. 

Bernie Sanders said, “John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney . . . call us, as Tom Paine did more than two centuries ago, to turn knowledge into power.”

Ralph Nader said, “The authors show ways out of this dictatorial compression chamber. Assuming that is, you become indignant enough.”

Robert McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2002 he was the co-founder of Free Press, a national media reform organization – www.freepress.netMcChesney earned his Ph.D. in communications at the University of Washington and his work concentrates on the history and political economy of communication, emphasizing the role media play in democratic and capitalist societies. McChesney has written or edited 27 books and his work has been professionally translated into 33 languages.


Click here to visit Robert W. McChesney’s website.




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Here is a chronological list of the songs played on the episode. Click the links to purchase.

  1. Bulletproof – Raheem DeVaughn (ft. Ludacris)
  2. Wake Up – The Regiment
  3. Crown – Run The Jewels (Ft. Diane Coffee)
  4. Amerikkkan Horror Story Pt. 1 & 2 – Ras Kass
  5. Lifting Shadows – Oddisee

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