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Embrace the rebellious roots of May Day in solidarity with European austerity protests, Americans rallies, the Pope’s denouement of gender-based income gaps, and a remembrance of popular uprisings throughout American history that secured such basic rights as collective bargaining, unemployment, and safe working conditions. As we explore this topic, we’re compelled to ask why anyone would willingly take a job. How can we say we live in a free country if our most basic liberties don’t exist in our workplaces? Wobblies revealed to us a century ago that the goal of labor movements is the elimination of exploitative elements from our lives, ensuring that our efforts are not only amply rewarded, but that our day-to-day experience is one of enjoyment rather than meaningless servitude. As history amply proves, we cannot leave such decisions to the ownership class. In this episode, journalist Chris Hedge's and Economics professor Richard Wolff provide a map for our journey out of austerity.