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Inequality Talks is a podcast from the Economic (In)Equality volunteer group at Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Aarhus. Through discussion, debate, and interview, each episode explores a different economic concept or policy idea, offering a brief overview for the uninitiated before diving into the complexities of what a given idea could mean, what it might look like in practice, and what all this economics talk has to do with inequality in the first place.
 
Interviews with top scholars in public health, sociology, childhood development and more - created during production of the acclaimed documentary UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? - are now available as edited podcasts. UNNATURAL CAUSES is a series about health, but it's not about doctors or drugs. Instead, the film crisscrosses the country to find stories and evidence of the underlying social conditions that shape who gets sick in the first place. Produced by California Newsre ...
 
This work presents Rousseau's belief in the profoundly transformational effects of the development of civilization on human nature, which Rousseau claims other political philosophers had failed to grasp. Specifically, before the onset of civilization, according to Rousseau, natural man lived a contented, solitary life, naturally good and happy. It is only with the onset of civilization, Rousseau claims, that humans become social beings, and, concomitant with their civilization, natural man b ...
 
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is unprecedented. The nomination process and ongoing campaigns revealed the complexities of identity and its role in uniting and dividing the country. This course explores how issues of race, class, gender have shaped the candidates, campaigns, and our society. Our analysis spans the presidential race from the announcements of more than ten presidential hopefuls to the current competition.
 
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In this episode, Elise interviews Halliki Kreinin on degrowth economics - an alternative school of economics which prioritizes the socio-ecological well-being of society and the planet over corporate profit, excessive consumption and over-production. We discuss how inequality is conceptualized within the framework of degrowth and how this conceptio…
 
In this episode there are two interviews on topic of the right to movement in Palestine. First, Thea Bissø speaks with Diala Isid, co-founder of the Right to Movement Palestine. Here they will be discussing this movements significance for Palestinians in general, and Palestinian women in particular. Second, Mads Dahl talks with Wisam Shweiki, globa…
 
In this episode, Adam, Elise, and Sebastien discuss the economic indicator Gross Domestic Product, otherwise commonly known as GDP. We talk about GDP's historical and contemporary usage, the socio-ecological implications of its shortcomings, and its powerful narrative role in shaping society's goals and, consequently, the political agenda. Aside fr…
 
In this episode, Adam joins Kirsi Tilk and Rebekah Baglini from the local MS Aarhus Feminist group to ask them about the pernicious and persistent problem of the gender pay gap. Their discussion delves into what it is, why it persists, why it is harmful, and what we might be able to do about it. This episode is brought to you in anticipation of the…
 
In this episode, Elise interviews Maybritt Hennig on precarious labor in the so-called online platform economy. Following an introduction into the world of online platform employment, we discuss its evolution through history and its current trends within the global labor market. May outlines the various legal, economic, and social forms of precario…
 
In this episode, Amanda, Adam, Elise, and Sebastien discuss collective ownership. The discussion delves into what ownership is, how property works, and how our current system has a number of harmful effects, before exploring alternative – collective – approaches to ownership, what they might do for equality, and how we might be able to implement th…
 
In this episode, Amanda and Elise discuss the socio-ecological critique of the modern work-centered society, and more specifically, how long working hours impacts health behavior. Elise presents the findings of her European analysis on the correlation between work-time and the frequency of physical exercise. Recorded by: Elise Andrew Edited by: Eli…
 
In this first episode, Amanda, Adam, and Sebastien discuss UBI, Universal (or Unconditional) Basic Income. The episode explores some common questions and criticisms around UBI, examining the diverse ways in which it might be implemented (and the radically different effects these would produce), and offering two very different takes on what UBI migh…
 
In this panel moderated by Professor of Sociology at Stanford, Tomás Jimenez, participants analyze measures of inequality in America and its role in the 2016 presidential election. David Grusky, Professor of Sociology at Stanford, discusses various forms of income inequality and Donald Trump's message of restoring advantages to those who feel they …
 
In this panel, moderated by Professor of English at Stanford, Paula Moya, participants analyze gender in the election. Shelley Correll, Professor of Sociology at Stanford, discusses gender stereotypes and resistance to women's leadership. Ina Coleman from Sirenia Partners outlines the gender gap and breaks down the numbers of the voting eligible po…
 
Maria Hinojosa from Latino USA and Joshua Johnson from KQED radio discuss minority issues impacting the 2016 presidential election and the role of journalists of color. Moderated by Stanford’s Political Science professor, Gary Segura.For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America's untold stories. Hinojosa was a Senior Correspondent for NOW o…
 
Dr. Camara Jones discusses her work studying the health effects of everyday racism and the structural causes of health inequities. NOTE: Dr. Jones' opinions and comments are her own and they do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Von California Newsreel
 
Dr. Camara Jones discusses her work studying the health effects of everyday racism and the structural causes of health inequities. NOTE: Dr. Jones' opinions and comments are her own and they do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Von California Newsreel
 
In this original interview, Dr. Jack Shonkoff talks about new research on the importance of healthy, nurturing environments for the future of young children. He discusses the impact of toxic stress on brain development, how development is a product on genetics and experience, and how the U.S. fares poorly in comparison to other countries. He argues…
 
In this original interview, Dr. Jack Shonkoff talks about new research on the importance of healthy, nurturing environments for the future of young children. He discusses the impact of toxic stress on brain development, how development is a product on genetics and experience, and how the U.S. fares poorly in comparison to other countries. He argues…
 
In this original interview, Anthony Iton talks about the extraordinary health of recent Latino immigrants and what we can all learn from them. He also discusses the importance of hope, the power of community organizing, and why it's in all our best interest to tackle inequities sooner rather than later.…
 
In this original interview, Anthony Iton talks about the extraordinary health of recent Latino immigrants and what we can all learn from them. He also discusses the importance of hope, the power of community organizing, and why it's in all our best interest to tackle inequities sooner rather than later.…
 
Sir Michael Marmot, professor of epidemiology and public health, University College-London, talks about his pioneering Whitehall Studies, the social gradient in health, and why he's optimistic that we can improve health outcomes and address inequities.Von California Newsreel
 
Sir Michael Marmot, professor of epidemiology and public health, University College-London, talks about his pioneering Whitehall Studies, the social gradient in health, and why he's optimistic that we can improve health outcomes and address inequities.Von California Newsreel
 
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