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.

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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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Ten Years On: The Story of Bitcoin

We speak with Nathaniel Popper about the past and future of Bitcoin. Nathaniel Popper covers finance and technology from San Francisco for The New York Times. He is the author of "Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money." Before joining The Times he was a reporter at The Los Angeles Times and The Forward.

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What was the "Pink Tide" in Latin America?

We speak with René Rojas about the rise of the “Pink” left in Latin America from the late 1990s to the present. We discuss how this movement differs from the socialism of the 1960s and 1970s, what limitations the “Pink Tide” faced, and what the future holds for the Latin American left. René Rojas teaches sociology and political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His research is on neoliberal development and politics in Latin America, where he spent years as an activist.

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Why the Democrats keep losing (and why the 'Blue Wave' is no sure thing)

We speak with Professor Jack Rasmus about the 2008 financial crisis and the upcoming mid-term elections. Dr. Rasmus teaches economics and politics at St. Mary’s College in California. He is the author of various books, including ‘Obama’s Economy: Recovery for the Few‘. Rasmus is the host of the weekly radio show, Alternative Visions, on the Progressive Radio Network, and has written articles for various magazines, including ‘Z‘ magazine, ‘Against the Current‘, ‘In These Times‘ and others.

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The economics of writing for a living: in conversation with Teddy Wayne

We speak with novelist Teddy Wayne about the economics of writing. We discuss where to live and how to pay rent, the death of reading, and how to get your kids into books. Teddy Wayne is author of Loner, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Kapitoil. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship.

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