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One Planet: Capitalism, nature, and the future of the planet


On this edition of Your Call’s one Planet Series, we’ll speak with award-winning writer, activist and academic Raj Patel about his new book, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet.

The book focuses on seven things that have made our world and will shape its future: nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives. Patel and his co-author Jason Moore write about how the cheapening of these things has made the world safe for capitalism. They propose a radical new way of understanding -- and reclaiming -- the planet in this turbulent century.


Raj Patel, award-winning writer, activist, research professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-author of Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

Web Resources:

Raj Patel

Yes!: Raj Patel on How to Break Away from Capitalism

The Guardian: How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our era


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.