Jacobin Radio: James K. Galbraith and Aaron Benanav
Suzi talks to James K. Galbraith on the economic policies we need, and Aaron Benanav on the crisis of unemployment. James K Galbraith responds to the multiple crises and challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, laying out the economic policy we need now, and the mobilization necessary to get it. He proposes concrete measures, like a Health Finance Corporation, that could be an efficient one-stop shop for all the resources needed. We ask why the economy as currently organized has been unable to deal with the challenges of the pandemic. Galbraith's watchwords: solidarity, organization, and determination. Aaron Benanav writes about employment, especially the irregular, informal and precarious forms of employment — the ones that fall through the large holes in the shredded safety net. His article, “Crisis and Recovery” looks at the cataclysmic economic crisis unfolding in tandem with the public health crisis. We get his findings.