ANNE BONDS: What are the sorts of poverty politics that we think should emerge in this new world that’s defined by the rise in white nationalism, ample opportunities to intensify the movement of capital upwards, intensified racism, exclusionary public policies? […] what are the kinds of new poverty politics that we need in this moment?
SANFORD SCHRAM: Yeah it’s a pretty difficult challenge […] In Finland and in Nordic countries generally, I think it’s accepted for years and years and years to take a relational approach to understanding the welfare state. They see the welfare state not in terms of rights but in terms of relationships, which was a distinction that Jane Adams made years and years ago, and we discussed that …
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