28 min

America Inc. Copyright, 2021‪.‬ Unf*cking The Republic

    • Politics

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” These are the nine words Ronald Reagan called “terrifying.” Just another brick in the wall of disdain and deflection politicians use to get elected to the government they hate so much. Cascading structural failures in the system appears to give credence to claims of government incompetence but how much of it is actually by design? This week we unfuck the corporate attack on the system and break down the inherent evils of privatization and deregulation, the dreaded sisters of oligarchy.

Show Notes:
The Lewis Powell Memo: A Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy
Capitalizing on Mass Incarceration: U.S. Growth in Private Prisons
From Pittsburgh to Flint, the Dire Consequences of Giving Private Companies Responsibility for Ailing Public Water Systems
Towns sell their public water systems — and come to regret it

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Unf*cking the Republic is produced and engineered by Manny Faces Media, and written, hosted and distributed by Nunya F****n’ Bidness.

Podcast art description: Image of the US Congress ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic."

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“I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” These are the nine words Ronald Reagan called “terrifying.” Just another brick in the wall of disdain and deflection politicians use to get elected to the government they hate so much. Cascading structural failures in the system appears to give credence to claims of government incompetence but how much of it is actually by design? This week we unfuck the corporate attack on the system and break down the inherent evils of privatization and deregulation, the dreaded sisters of oligarchy.

Show Notes:
The Lewis Powell Memo: A Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy
Capitalizing on Mass Incarceration: U.S. Growth in Private Prisons
From Pittsburgh to Flint, the Dire Consequences of Giving Private Companies Responsibility for Ailing Public Water Systems
Towns sell their public water systems — and come to regret it

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If you like #UNFTR, please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: unftr.com/rate and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @UNFTRpod. Visit us online at unftr.com.

Buy yourself some Unf*cking Coffee at shop.unftr.com.

Subscribe to Unf*cking The Republic on Substack at unftr.substack.com to get the essays these episode are framed around sent to your inbox every week.

Visit our bookshop.org page at bookshop.org/shop/UNFTRpod to find the full UNFTR book list.

Access the UNFTR Musicless feed by adding this direct RSS link into your podcast app. Full instructions here.

Unf*cking the Republic is produced and engineered by Manny Faces Media, and written, hosted and distributed by Nunya F****n’ Bidness.

Podcast art description: Image of the US Congress ripped in the middle revealing white text on a blue background that says, "Unf*cking the Republic."

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28 min