While it has already led to more than one million deaths, the consequences of Covid-19 go beyond just public health with 2020 experiencing the sharpest economic downturn in history. Of course much of that was intentional, with demobilisation seen as necessary to control the virus, but what are the longer term economic impacts? Will some of the old economy never return, do higher levels of public debt really matter and will Covid-19 accelerate the ascent of the rest over the West. To discuss all of that Aaron Bastani is joined by Grace Blakeley, author of 'Stolen' and the forthcoming 'Corona Crash' with Verso Books.
The Jimmy Dore Show When Viktor Shokin, a former Prosecutor General of Ukraine and notable target of onetime Vice President Joe Biden, wrote a book about his experiences in office, there were powerful individuals within the U.S. Government who didn’t want people reading this book, or even becoming aware it existed. And that’s why government agents insisted Twitter censor accounts promoting Shokin’s book, along with countless others in the tsunami of demands for censorship from government agencies that were flooding into the social media company prior to the 2020 election. Guest host Aaron Maté and journalist Matt Taibbi discuss the very dangerous precedent established by this unseemly private-public censorial partnership.