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Episode 1127

Rural America under capitalism.

Feb 12

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Marc Edelman

Deep poverty, capitalist predation and isolation in rural America.

Anthropologist Marc Edelman explores the intersections of poverty, capitalist predation and authoritarian populism in rural America - as financial capital picks clean the remains of large swathes of community and individual wealth, the impoverished working class finds itself isolated from community and politics, and turns its rage outward, but never upward.

Marc wrote the article How Capitalism Underdeveloped Rural America for Jacobin.