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How to Fix Democracy

Oct 1, 2020

Political Power without Capital?

Peniel Joseph, Professor of Public Affairs and Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values at the University of Texas at Austin, explains the critical views of capitalism that emerged in the American Civil Rights movement. Major figures in this movement, like Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael, explored social democratic and socialist political ideas when trying to find a path to equal rights in America. Moving beyond these early critics of capitalism’s influence on democracy, Peniel Joseph and host Andrew Keen explore the legacy of these ideas on the Black Lives Matter movement in contemporary America due to persistent political and economic inequality.