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Episode 1109

The politics of work and hunger.

Jan 7

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Maggie Dickinson

On work, hunger and the starvation of the welfare state.

Anthropologist Maggie Dickinson examines the intersections of hunger, work and the collapsing US welfare state - as the government pushes work requirements for social programs, food assistance subsidizes low-wage jobs, empowers the profits of capital over the lives of workers, and entrenches deep poverty across society.

Maggie is author of Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America's Food Safety Net from University of California Press.