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Episode 1280

Opioid deaths and deindustrialization / Peter Ikeler

Jan 7

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Peter Ikeler

Opioid deaths fill the void left by deindustrialization.

Sociologist Peter Ikeler on the links between working class opioid deaths and deindustrialization in the neoliberal United States, and what replaces work when work leaves communities - and workers.

Peter wrote the article Labor relations and the overdose crisis in the United States.