Elites

Sam and Emma host Olufemi O. Taiwo, professor of philosophy at Georgetown University, to discuss his recent book Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else). First, Sam touches on the successful passage of “Build Back– a bit” in the House, effective abortion bans in Idaho and Louisiana, Arizona’s attempts to finish Trump’s wall, and […]
Cliff Schecter explains the economic incoherence and moral blindness of Jeb Bush’s call for americans to work longer hours. Is austerity a national security threat? How long will the Eurozone torture Greece? China’s economic crisis and why does the right wing elite idealize China? Conservationist Claudine Andre explains how she began her work on Bonobo […]
Harvard Law School Professor,  Lani Guinier and author of the new book, The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America explains the distinction between testing merit and democratic merit. Why standardized testing is a measure of wealth and not merit. Why testing is not a measure of talent. Class and college admissions. Also how and why […]
Chris Hayes of UP with Chris Hayes on iron law of meritocracy, cult of smart, the race for the inner ring and more.  In the better half, pretzel moves by DOJ,