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Episode 224 - Nationalize Rail (Again)
1 hour 1 minutes Posted Mar 8, 2023 at 5:19 pm.
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Roqayah is off this week, so Kumars is joined from the top of the hour by Chicago-based journalist and author Kari Lydersen to discuss the cover story of the March edition of In These Times, her article on “The Case for Nationalizing the Railroads”

Kari and Kumars begin by touching on her earlier work, including her run-in with Rahm Emanuel after making him the subject of her first book. Kari then takes us through the case for nationalizing railroads in the United States with reference to the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment as well as last year’s “averted” rail strike, exploring also the lesser-known history of the US government nationalizing rail and other key industries in the early 20th century. 

You can follow Kari on Twitter @KariLydersen1 and find more of her work at And don’t forget to check out Kari’s article over at In These Times.

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