Corporate America has Messed with the Wrong People

Professor Richard Wolff, New School University NYC, joins Thom Hartmann. Facing salary cuts, Port workers on the East Coast are threatening a strike that could impact the economy to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. We'll talk about why THIS strike in particular is so important - and how - if it's successful - it could bring about a future Leisure Society for working Americans.

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riverside
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Well done! Well said!

Well done! Well said!

Mark Saulys
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    What people forget, the

    What people forget, the 40 hour week didn't come because of technology but because workers united, fought and died for it.  A 25 hour week will not come in any but the same way.  Without workers' power being exercised, not only will they not get a shorter work week but, as they become more obsolete, will be eradicated like so many cockroaches by the ruling elites as were the Native Americans.

     The capitalists will, of course, by doing that, cut their own throats, as Marx predicted, as technology, i.e., machines, don't buy their products.

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