Prof. Wolff joins the Misfits. He argues that the US had no excuse for being unprepared for this pandemic ‒ except for the perennial excuse that it wasn’t profitable.
Our government could have been buying and storing public health supplies the same way it does military supplies, but it doesn’t. Our capitalist system crashes every four to seven years, but the combination of events this year has pushed us to a total system breakdown. He urges listeners not to be deflected by the wedges the forces of capital will try to drive between us, be they racial, generational or otherwise. He also predicts much more civil unrest, because job losses on this scale are an open invitation to labor abuse.