Episode 230 Promo - The Austerity to Fascism Pipeline (w/ Clara Mattei)


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This week, Briahna spoke to political economist Clara Mattei about her new book The Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism. She explains the invention of austerity politics, how it's been sold to the masses historically, and breaks down a recent Obama interview in which he carries water for what he calls, "inclusive capitalism" when presented with the possibility of transitioning to a more equitable economic system. How does austerity play into the conflict in Ukraine and various "democracy building" neo-colonial endeavors across the world? And what are the alternatives Obama found so difficult to imagine?

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