Doug Henwood edited Left Business Observer and is the host of Behind the News. His latest book is My Turn. He’s also one of my favorite journalists, thinkers and economists (Marxist, like Doug, or of any school). I recently had a fast interview with him about his new story — see headline above for the title — in Jacobin.
We talked about the particularly rancid nature of the current American ruling class — i.e. Bill Gates’s household staff of 1,600 and Jeff Bezos’s “support yacht,” which will serve as a landing pad because his larger $500 million yacht has sails so large that helicopters can’t land on it — and briefly squabbled about its preferred fate. Doug proposed hard labor while I put up a spirited case for the guillotine.
You can listen to the full interview here.