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

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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.

Guest:

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 Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.