The Zapatistas: 25 Years of Revolution

We speak with Hilary Klein about the lessons of the Zapatista Revolution. HILARY KLEIN spent six years in Chiapas, Mexico, working with women’s projects in Zapatista communities. After she compiled a book of Zapatista women’s testimony to be circulated in their own villages, women in the Zapatista leadership suggested that Hilary compile a similar book for an outside audience. Hilary has been engaged in social justice and community organizing for twenty years. After spending five years at Make the Road New York, a membership organization that builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities, she joined the Center for Popular Democracy in May 2015.

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Neoliberal NYC Episode 1: In conversation with Kim Phillips-Fein

Ernest Leif Boyd speaks with Kim Phillips-Fein about her book Fear City. Kim Phillips-Fein teaches American history at New York University, where she is an associate professor in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.  She is the author of Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal (W.W. Norton, 2009).  She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians (2017 – 2020). Fear City was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for history and  was one of Kirkus Review's Best American History Books for 2017. 

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A New Understanding of Congress

This episode might radically change the way you think about Congress. We speak with political scientist Frances E. Lee about the new hyper-competitive nature of Congress and the implications of congressional parity. Professor Lee has been a member of the University of Maryland faculty since 2004. Her work has received national recognition, including the American Political Science Association's Richard F. Fenno Award for the best book on legislative politics in 2009, the D. B. Hardeman Award presented by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation for the best book on a congressional topic in both 1999 and 2009, and the APSA's E. E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics in 1997. To watch an interview with Lee about her book Beyond Ideology on C-SPAN's Book TV, click here. To watch Ezra Klein's interview with Lee about presidential leadership of Congress on Vox.com, click here.

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Neoliberal NYC

We are joined by Acorrection team member Ernest Leif Boyd to discuss the episodes he will be producing for this podcast over the next few months. Ernest is a film editor, born and raised in New York City. He started out his career working in reality television for NYT Television where he was an instrumental part of Local 700, The Motion Picture Editors Guilds successful union organizing campaign.

His section of the podcast will lean towards, though by no means be exhausted by discussions of New York City and gentrification.

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Degrowth

We speak with Federico Demaria about the radical concept of Degrowth and the failure of “sustainable development.” Federico Demaria is an ecological economist at the Environmental Science and Technology Institute, Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is a member of Research & Degrowth, and co-editor of Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era, and Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary.

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State Violence and Modernity

We speak with Maged Mandour about the huge upsurge in state violence in Egypt after the 2013 coup and the complicity of the middle class. Maged Mandour graduated from Cambridge with a Masters in International Relations. He is a political analyst and the columnist of “Chronicles of the Arab Revolt” on openDemocracy. He is also a writer for Sada, the online journal for Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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The Economics of the NBA

We talk with Matthew Miranda about the NBA. We discuss the salary cap, the economics of “small markets”, why some teams are fine with missing the playoffs and much more. Matthew Miranda writes about the NBA for SBNation, and teaches creative writing and English at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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How Fair Trade Favors the Rich

We speak with Ndongo Samba Sylla about the dangerous myths of the Fair Trade movement. Ndongo Samba Sylla is a Senegalese development economist. He is currently a Research and Programme manager at the West Africa office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Dakar). He is the author of The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich.

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Winter Break Reading List

We thought it might be fun to put together a Winter Recess reading list. Here are the books that we’ve taken out from the library and have on our nightstands now. The list is broken up into fiction and non-fiction. We hope you enjoy them! Feel free to write in with suggestions for Feburary Break.

Non-fiction

King Kong Theory by Virgina Despentes

The Non-Jewish Jew by Isaac Deutscher 

Crashed by Adam Tooze

The Radical King edited by Cornel West

Digital Gold by Nate Popper

Spain in Our Hearts by Adam Hochschild

Fiction

Laura and Emma by Kate Greathead

Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga

Loner by Teddy Wayne

Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld

Night Prayers by Santiago Gamboa

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Stoking the Flames: Understanding Jordan B. Peterson

This week we discuss the rise of Canadian psychologist Jordan B. Peterson. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos outsold the Bible last year, his youtube videos have millions of views, but his ideas are often misunderstood. We sit down with Guy Stevenson to talk about Peterson’s appeal, Jung and Nietzsche, and the work of John Gray. Guy Stevenson is a lecturer in English Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. He specializes in literary modernism and has a book, Henry Miller, Modernism, and the Birth of the Counterculture, due out in 2019. He is currently working on a study of conservative countercultures, from Futurism to the alt-right.

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Shame of the Nation

We speak with Jesse Lerner-Kinglake about how we can end sexual abuse behind bars. Jesse is Just Detention International’s Communications Director. Just Detention International works inside detention facilities across the country to develop policies and programs that keep people safe from sexual abuse.

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Good News: Fall Edition

We are back for another episode of Good News! Today we talk about rural education, BDS and Airbnb, DACA and The Rhodes Scholarship, and the National Book Award winning author Elizabeth Acevedo. We also discuss our favorite organization in the world: The Brotherhood-Sister Sol and encourage listeners to support them on #givingtuesday.

A video of the voices of the young people of Bro/Sis

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We Are Still Being Held Hostage

We speak with Anat R. Admati about banking. Anat Admati is the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford. She is the co-author, with Martin Hellwig, of the award-winning and highly acclaimed book The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It (Princeton University Press, 2013; bankersnewclothes.com). In 2014, she was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and by Foreign Policy Magazine as among 100 global thinkers.

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The New York Times on Anat Admati: “When She Talks, Banks Shudder”

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Lev Moscow Gives a Think Olio Class on How Markets Fail: Wed 11/28/18 @7:30 PM

From Media Monopolies to Dating Sites: How Markets Fail and Why It Matters

Our market economy produces trillions of dollars in wealth and provides us with ever more stuff. We are richer than any humans that have come before, and by many measures, life has never been better. In other words, the market system generally works. But periodically markets fail, and when they do the results can be catastrophic. In this Olio we will explore how market failure occurs and why market failure seems to be happening more frequently. 


There are a number of ways markets fail, from externalities to asymmetric information, and the idea of this Olio is to delve into the market failures happening in real life. From crypto currencies, to online dating sites to tourists paying too much for a bottle of water, we'll explore market failures and how they directly affect us.

Note: when you go to the Think Olio website type in ‘correction’ for $5 off your ticket.

Location: 

Nowadays

56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

Trees, ping pong, checkers, grass to lie in, fresh air, and the occasional passing freight train.

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The Economics of Making Music

We speak with producer and musician Gabe Wax about the economics of the music industry. Gabe has had a hand in some of the most critically acclaimed albums of the past decade; from Cass Mccombs to Deerhunter, The War On Drugs, Wye Oak, Speedy Ortiz, Beirut, Palehound and Here We Go Magic. Gabe won his first Grammy this year.

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Neoliberal Education and Its Discontents

We speak with Malcolm Harris about his book Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials. Malcolm Harris is a freelance writer and an editor at The New Inquiry. His work has appeared in the New Republic, Bookforum, the Village Voice, n+1, and the New York Times Magazine.

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Brazil: The End of the Democratic Experiment?

We speak with Alfredo Saad-Fihlo about the Brazilian elections. We discuss the improbable rise of Jair Bosonaro, the tragic fall of Lula and the PT, and the future of Brazilian democracy. Alfredo Saad-Filho is a professor of political economy in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London.

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