Economic disobedience is a manager of a chain pizza place padding his minimum-wage workers paychecks to give them a livable wage; It's a supervisor of a Wal-Mart secretly giving groceries to an employee in need; it's a pediatrician fudging an insurance form so that the child's uninsured mother can get medicine for herself. Lisa Dodson writes about the secret world of economic disobedience in her book The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy.
Then, Paul Reyes wrote Exiles in Eden while working for his father's small company that "trashes out" - enters and empties - foreclosed homes in Florida. The book examines the foreclosure crisis through the individual economic "ecosystems" of the people and communities affected by it. [Broadcast Date: September 30, 2010]