This week’s episode discusses car loans, sales showing the falsity of economic “recovery” claims, airline profits vs. services, how the G-20 meetings coordinate global austerity, and the misleading debate over whether raising the minimum wage leads to job losses. The episode also includes an interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on the connections between addiction, capitalism and 12-step programs.
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