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Mike Konczal (Rortybomb, Roosevelt Institute) and Sarah Leonard (Dissent, The New Inquiry)

On Fireside Chats, Mike and Sarah talk about the possibilities for left publications when print is declining, then discuss the concept of “precarity” in work, and what it means for the future of organized labor. Sarah argues that recent college graduates, with unpaid internships and large student debt, are more like indentured servants than you might think. Then Sarah describes the new frontiers of progressive politics, and she and Mike talk about how feminism’s relationship to economics has changed over the last 40 years. Finally, Sarah attacks Sex and the City feminism, and gives a more substantial alternative.

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Recorded:Jun 5    Posted:Jun 10, 2012
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Fireside Chats | Jun 10, 2012 | Mike Konczal & Sarah Leonard

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