For the latest LGM podcast, I interview Nate Holdren of Drake University about his recent book Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era. This is a great book to get at issues of workplace safety and the ideological doctrine that protect employers in the past and present. A book like this has a lot to say to the present. We still lose thousands of workers a year to workplace accidents, but this never makes the news and it doesn’t change our consciousness. Instead, the entire way we discuss the economy is made to create a series of abstractions around numbers and not about the stories of real people. Holdren works to fix this and we discuss all this in the podcast. Check it out!
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