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30 January 2015

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Mike Konczal (Rortybomb, Roosevelt Institute) and Peter Frase (Jacobin)

On Fireside Chats, Mike talks to Peter about the state of the left. Peter explains why Glenn Greenwald’s critique of Obama cuts deeper than Paul Krugman’s. Mike sees the Occupy movement as an opportunity for liberals to play good cop/bad cop. Are lefty home-schoolers bad for America? And is utopia a destination or a direction? Finally, Mike and Peter contemplate the future of work, with help from Marx, Keynes, and Star Trek.

Recorded:Mar 7    Posted:Mar 10, 2012
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Fireside Chats | Mar 10, 2012 | Mike Konczal & Peter Frase

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