On Interrobang‽, Jillian and Katherine explain why February 11th is “The Day We Fight Back” against the NSA’s online surveillance. Why should non-US citizens care about the NSA? They explain how the campaign is bringing together traditional activists, online media companies, and regular concerned citizens. Turning to the Sochi Olympics, they react to the discovery that the Russian government is spying on hotel bathrooms. Is it fair for Western journalists to complain about #SochiProblems? Finally, does Glenn Greenwald’s new organization, First Look Media, have a diversity problem?
Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, and economist Richard Wolff debate the relative merits of planned economies and free markets, as well as the rights of workers to determine the fate of the companies they work for.
Glenn Loury and physicist Stephon Alexander, author of Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider’s Guide to the Future of Physics, discuss the racial achievement gap in quantitative fields and how it might be closed.