Technology ownership, Wage suppression

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A consumer advocate details the growing trend of technology requiring subscription fees or an inability to be repaired. Then, an author shares his book detailing how wages in the United States have remained low due to anti-labor policy.

Featured in this Show

  • You don't buy technology, you rent it

    From phones to farm equipment and coffee makers to cars, a growing number of consumer goods require ongoing subscriptions to work or limit the ability to get repairs. A consumer advocate says we’re witnessing the death of ownership–and it’s costing us money.

  • How wages get suppressed in the United States

    Wisconsinites are no strangers to anti-labor union policy. We talk to an author about his book on low worker bargaining power has left American workers underpaid and overworked since the 1980s.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Nathan Proctor Guest
  • Michael Lind Guest

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