F*ck Pollsters & Neoliberalism with Adolph Reed & Jane McAlevey
Dr. Adolph Reed, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, political scientist, and editor of Nonsite (https://nonsite.org/) and Jane McAlevey (https://twitter.com/rsgexp), organizer, author, and scholar join the show to talk about neoliberalism, identity politics, labor, the election, what happened, what's happening, and what needs to happen. Anders Lee guest co-hosts!(https://twitter.com/andersleehere).
Adolph Reed writes about and works around racial and economic inequality; American and African-American politics and political thought; urban politics, and American political development.
Jane McAlevey (https://janemcalevey.com/) is currently a Senior Policy Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center, part of the Institute for Labor & Employment Relations. Her third book, A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy, argues that despite, if not because of, the withering attacks on working people from the US Supreme Court, conservative state and local governments, and the corporate class, the survival of American democracy depends on rebuilding unions.
Her first book, Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell), published by Verso Press, was named the “most valuable book of 2012” by The Nation Magazine. Her second book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, published by Oxford University Press, was released late in 2016. From 2010-2015, she earned a Ph.D., followed by a two-year Post Doc at the Harvard University Law School. She is a regular commentator on radio and TV.