Preview: Taming Capitalism Run Wild

February 20, 2013

On this week’s Moyers & Company, economist Richard Wolff joins Bill to shine light on the disaster left behind in capitalism’s wake, and discusses how to battle for economic justice. A Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, and currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School, Wolff has written many books on the effects of rampant capitalism, including Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.

“Capitalism has a long-term tendency to polarize wealth and income,” Wolff tells Bill.

Also on the broadcast, activist and author Saru Jayaraman marches on Washington with restaurant workers struggling to make ends meet, and talks about how we can best support their right to a fair wage. Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, which works to improve pay and working conditions for America’s 10 million-plus restaurant workers.

“It’s an incredible irony that the people who put food on our tables use food stamps at twice the rate of the rest of the U.S. workforce,” says Jayaraman.

See an extended video preview in which Jayaraman describes how we can all support restaurant worker justice when we dine out.

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