Alexis and Jesse are back! First, they go to the movies and discuss The Big Short, then check in on the struggle to obtain justice for victims of for-profit college fraudsters, and lastly pay tribute to the late scholar and writer Ellen Meiksins Wood.
Why concepts like "the precariat" and "human capital" are trash, why student loan "servicer" Navient is trash, and why Nathan Schneider (@nathanairplane) believes that block-chain/cryptocurrency technology, though it has been mostly trash so far, might be the farthest thing from trash in the future.
Enjoy some links to Nathan's work:
Alexis being too cool for school, Jesse hosts a solo show, first reviewing the new Progressive police policy unveiled by The Roosevelt Institute and Mayor Bill de Blasio, and then interviews Truthout's Editor-in-Chief Maya Schenwar (@MayaSchenwar) about monetary bail and its abolition, and then Valance Co. President Warren Mosler (@wbmosler) about "currency manipulation."
First, find out why BitNation, a utopian techno-libertarian project, dubbed "Governance 2.0" faces some big time skepticism. Then, find out how the widespread use of "forced arbitration" clauses means you may have already signed away your right to sue. Last, hear from The New Republic's Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig about Pope Francis and the legacy of Catholic leftism.