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A podcast that explores finance and economics ... without a permit.

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The Hosts

Alexis Goldstein spent seven years working on Wall Street, and now spends her time as a freelance writer, programmer, and maker of mischief.

Jesse Myerson is a writer and activist whose work has appeared in The Nation, Salon, Jacobin, In These Times, and elsewhere.

  • April 04 2014If I Ruled the World

    Alexis shares her dream Senate Banking Committee hearings, Jesse waxes poetic about his dream for a basic income, and Prof. Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) joins to talk about her dream monetary policies (Spoiler Alert: she says the Fed isn't that powerful).

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  • February 18 2014Call It A Comeback

    Alexis takes on the appointment of finance super-villain Blythe Masters to an advisory position on a major regulatory agency, Jesse details the growing support behind reviving postal banking in the United States, and Duke Professor William "Sandy" Darity discusses reparations for slavery.

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  • January 21 2014Spectre Haunting

    Jesse refutes right wing tropes about communism, Alexis uncovers e-mails revealing Wall Street regulatory capture, and Ann Larson (@AnnLarsonNYC) joins to give a primer on municipal debt

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  • December 16 2013Live From The District

    Jesse and Alexis visit Roots Camp 2013 and discuss hope amid the affluenza and the roll-out of the Volker Rule, and interview three Roots Campers about their projects: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon's Hannah Love (@LoveHannahE), The Dream Defenders' Steven Pargett (@YoungBlackThnkr) and 350's Duncan Meisel (@duncanwrites).

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  • December 10 2013The Audacity Of Hope

    How the government stood in the way Richmond, CA when it figured out how to beat the banks, economist Pavlina Tcherneva (@ptcherneva) shares her idea to reach full employment with no more conventional stimulus, and Alexis and Jesse warm the cockles of your pain-filled hearts with a new segment called #Hope3.

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  • November 19 2013It All Falls Down

    Jesse on how even the most socialist company is no match for capitalist markets, Alexis on the long, painful, racist demise of American public housing, and Jacobin Magazine's Peter Frase (@pefrase) on intellectual property and the future of profits.

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  • October 31 2013Trick or Treat

    Republicans think poor people and the government are scary, Jesse and Alexis think the Trans-Pacific Partnership is scary, and Reuters' Cate Long (@cate_long) talks about how bond market vigilantes scare cities like Detroit.

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  • October 14 2013In The Weeds

    Financial regulators are on furlough, the national debt is completely unnecessary, and economists, writers and activists all answer the question, "What is the single best way to rein in the power of Wall Street?" Guests: mathbabe.org blogger Cathy O'Neil (@mathbabedotorg), The Other 98% organizer Nicole Carty (@nacarty), Salon.com contributing writer David Dayen (@ddayen), Americans for Financial Reform Policy Director Marcus Stanley (@MarcusMStanley), and Marxist militant José Martín (@sabokitty).

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  • October 04 2013Shut It Down

    The federal government may be shut down, but Wall Street is still working Congress. During a discussion of The Origin of Capitalism, an unexpected call comes from Wall Street Alexis. And Laura Gottesdiener (@gottesdiener) joins the show to discuss her new book, A Dream Foreclosed, about how racist housing policy makes billions for Wall Street.

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  • September 27 2012SIFUABS

    On Episode 2, Alexis and Jesse tear into mortgage servicers, Janet Yellen, and big accounting firms. They're joined by Forbes contributor Francine McKenna.

    Follow Francine McKenna on Twitter: @retheauditors

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  • September 12 2012Too Big To Fail

    On the debut episode of Disorderly Conduct, Alexis and Jesse talk about why your federal tax dollars don't go to anything at all, reveal Alexis's dark Republican past, discuss Michelle Alexander's call for us all to 'get out of our lanes', and endorse owls over hawks and doves. They're joined by special guest Demos blogger Matt Bruenig.

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