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    Grumpy, grumpy Wall Street gets its bonuses, a leading economics forecaster sees doom on the horizon, and Elizabeth Warren's Citigroup speech fulfills a DisCon prophesy -- so we go back in time to make sure you know we told you so.

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    We start with a wrap up of the 2014 midterm elections telling the saga of Andrew Cuomo and the Working Families Party, checking in with our favorite weird North Carolina Congressional district, and winding up with Elizabeth Warren, Jim Himes, and the future of Wall Street and the Democratic Party. Then, we reflect on the recent passing of the anniversaries of the Russian Revolution and fall of the Berlin Wall. Lastly, we speak to David Dayen (@ddayen) about Loretta Sanchez, President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, and one of DisCon's favorite topics, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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    On today's episode, Jesse and Alexis play "A-D-H-DisCon," a lightening round about everything from business-class travel to flag burning. Then, Alexis interviews Eugene Puryear, a socialist running for the DC City Council.



     Listen to the standalone interview with Eugene Puryear

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    Alexis and Jesse duke it out about the First Lady's turnip Vine (and ask you to judge the winner), discuss the threat the Supreme Court poses to the Fair Housing Act's "disparate impact" component, investigate the economic and historical context for the "black lives have value" meme, and hear from Daniel Wagner about the ugly intersection between financial services and the prison system.

    During the "disparate impact" segment, we discussed this Colorlines article and Melissa Harris-Perry segment. In the "Black Lives Have Value" segment, Jesse cited this NYTimes article by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, and Alexis mentioned the essay "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo. Don't forget to weigh in on the debate about Michelle Obama's Vine using the hashtag #TeamAlexis or #StandWithJesse.

    Listen to the standalone interview with Daniel Wagner
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A podcast that explores finance and economics ... without a permit.
Disorderly Conduct with Alexis Goldstein and Jesse Myerson Logo
A podcast that explores finance and economics ... without a permit.

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.

Disorderly Conduct with Alexis Goldstein and Jesse Myerson

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

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.
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