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Trump threatens to destroy North Korea at the UN. Marcy Wheeler, of Empty Wheel, explains why the FBI are getting closer and closer to Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort. Robert Mueller is trying to get Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort to flip on the Trump origination. Who is leaking and not leaking? People close to […]
Karen Handel, states that she does not support a livable wage in a debate with Jon Ossoff. Jonathan Taplin, the Director Emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author of, “Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.” explains how the Internet economy is killing content and creating monopolies […]
Author Thomas Frank reflects on the end of the Bill O’Reilly era. The development of O’Reilly’s persona. The renewed Sanders and Clinton battle. The bizarre anti Sanders bias of some of the Democratic elite. The Democratic elites failed belief in big data. Why Elizabeth Warren needs to run for President. The cult of the curator. […]
Wendy Brown a Professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley and author of Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution explains the idea of Demos and how it drives our Democracy. How Neoliberalism shrinks our capacity to be human and undermines democracy. Are human beings only economic? The debate inside extreme Neoliberalism. The effort to engineer the […]
Professor Zeynep Tufekci explains how Facebook manipulated user results in order to study Facebook users emotions, the business model of Facebook, can Facebook influence elections, undermining public funding for social science research, the genuine power of social media and how to regulate and reform social media business practices. Lawrence Lessig explains how he became focused […]
Think Progress Justice Editor Ian Millhiser explains what was at stake in the Harris v Quinn decision, how the right wing majority attacked healthcare workers, how the right is “weaponizing” the first amendment, how the Court can do more to destroy unions in the future and the radical departure from precedent in the Hobby Lobby […]
Professor Philip Mirowski author of Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown, explains the intellectual history of Neo-liberalism, what Neo-liberals believe, making capitalists think differently, the role of think tanks in Neo-liberalism, the mythology of market supremacy, how Facebook teaches you to be a Neo-liberal agent, shaming and Neo-liberalism, how policy […]
Professor Robert McChesney, why a majority of the American people are progressive, the tension between democracy and capitalism, how to judge the success of the Internet, why the Internet is a great force for monopoly, why Google and Facebook are killing journalism, Net Neutrality and mobile platforms and the grassroots movements against corporate personhood and […]