Much has been said and written about the ongoing economic crisis, and for good reason. No sector seems to be protected from the current financial problems. But these problems are usually delivered through numbers: number of layoffs, number of points dropping off the stock market, number of bankruptices, number of foreclosures… Behind all these numbers though are thousands - maybe millions - of people, affected in their daily lives.
This week’s podcast breaks through these numbers. Jeff Armstrong is a first time contributor to CITIZENShift. He’s also an auto-worker living in Oshawa, one of the hardest hit towns in one of the hardest hit regions of Canada. He heads out into his community to talk to local community organisers to get a look at what is happening on the ground, and is joined by renowned economist Jim Stanford to break down exactly how we got to this point - and some ideas of how to get out of it.
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