Episode

1/27 America’s Fight to Liberate Itself from the Grip of the Market w/ Mike Konczal

January 27, 2021

Sam and Emma host Mike Konczal (@rortybomb), director at the Roosevelt Institute, to discuss his new book Freedom from the Market: America’s Fight to Liberate Itself from the Grip of the Invisible Hand on how to redefine our rights and freedoms beyond the control of the marketplace.

On today’s show: Rand Paul brings motion to require vote on whether or not February impeachment trial is constitutional, Rand Paul says Dems are not governing and ignoring their own rhetoric that inspires violence.

Sam and Emma host Mike Konczal (@rortybomb), director at the Roosevelt Institute, to discuss his new book Freedom from the Market: America’s Fight to Liberate Itself from the Grip of the Invisible Hand on how to redefine our rights and freedoms beyond the control of the marketplace. Neoliberalism and capitalism defined. How markets are restricting people’s freedom. How government spending can be leveraged to promote equality.

On the fun half: Mike Lindell joins Tucker Carlson after Twitter removed MyPillow CEO’s account, says he was hacked by Germans and Dominion. Mike Lindell continues on rant, Tucker Carlson thanks him for coming on, “Why’s he been censored?” Tucker Carlson defends Qanon believers, “No government can tell you what to think.” Tucker says there’s no such thing as privilege, goes on remarkably racist rant on zero sum theory. Andrew Ross Sorkin explains Gamestop situation and hedgefund Melvin Capital’s loss in pulling out of their short scheme. Billionaire tech investor Chamath Palihapitiya defends power of individual investors to compete with hedge funds. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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