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Join Andrew Keen for a new season of Keen On, as he travels around the globe investigating the contemporary crisis of capitalism. Over the last two hundred years, nothing has divided us more than our free-market economic system. Is it the source of every social injustice, from exploitation to alienation to inequality, or is it essential to our freedom and democracy? This debate is as relevant today in 2020 as it was in 1920 or 1820. Listen to our second season as Andrew explores the commentary and solutions to this crisis of capitalism.

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Join Andrew Keen for a new season of Keen On, as he travels around the globe investigating the contemporary crisis of capitalism. Over the last two hundred years, nothing has divided us more than our free-market economic system. Is it the source of every social injustice, from exploitation to alienation to inequality, or is it essential to our freedom and democracy? This debate is as relevant today in 2020 as it was in 1920 or 1820. Listen to our second season as Andrew explores the commentary and solutions to this crisis of capitalism.

    Barbara Freese: On Corporate Denial in the Age of the Pandemic

    Barbara Freese: On Corporate Denial in the Age of the Pandemic

    Barbara Freese is the author of Coal: A Human History, a New York Times Notable Book. She is an environmental attorney and a former Minnesota assistant attorney general. Her interest in corporate denial was sparked by cross-examining coal industry witnesses disputing the science of climate change. She lives in St. Paul.
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    Zachary D. Carter on John Maynard Keynes and the Need for Deficit Spending

    Zachary D. Carter on John Maynard Keynes and the Need for Deficit Spending

    Zachary D. Carter is a senior reporter at HuffPost, where he covers Congress, the White House, and economic policy. He is a frequent guest on cable news and news radio, and his written work has also appeared in The New Republic, The Nation, and The American Prospect, among other outlets. His story, "Swiped: Banks, Merchants and Why Washington Doesn't Work for You" was included in the Columbia Journalism Review's compilation Best Business Writing. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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    • 26 min
    Derek Thompson: How Do We Avoid the Next Great Depression?

    Derek Thompson: How Do We Avoid the Next Great Depression?

    Derek Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, technology, and the media. He is the author of Hit Makers and the host of the podcast Crazy/Genius.
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    • 27 min
    Caroline Heldman: Politics and Gender in the Age of the Pandemic

    Caroline Heldman: Politics and Gender in the Age of the Pandemic

    Caroline Heldman is Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College. She is the coeditor of Rethinking Madame President.
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    Simon Kuper: What Books Read Differently After the Pandemic?

    Simon Kuper: What Books Read Differently After the Pandemic?

    Simon Kuper joined the Financial Times in 1994. He wrote the daily currencies column, before leaving the FT in 1998. He returned in 2002 as a sports columnist and has been there ever since. Nowadays he writes a general column for the Weekend FT on all manner of topics from politics to books, and on cities including London, Paris, Johannesburg and Miami.
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    Jamelle Bouie: Is the Ghost of Herbert Hoover Alive in the Person of Donald Trump?

    Jamelle Bouie: Is the Ghost of Herbert Hoover Alive in the Person of Donald Trump?

    Based in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington D.C., Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs, and culture.
    Prior to the Times, Jamelle was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine. And before that, he was a staff writer at The Daily Beast and held fellowships at The American Prospect and The Nation magazine. He attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a degree in political and social thought, and government.
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We need a podcast like this - and it really delivers insight and intelligence. Love it

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I listen to at least 2 pods a day but this is the first time I’ve felt the need to broadcast an opinion. This is my favourite show. Great guests, a proper discussion lead by Andrew, ideas and points of view you haven’t heard before. It’s his interview with Claire Fox that compelled me to write this review. Her complex and contradictory position, one I don’t agree with, was so well drawn out. I still don’t agree with her but I was left appreciating her arguments and better for it. Thank you and please keep more coming.

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What a fantastic original show, expert opinions, quick whit and brave essential topics that we all need to be talking about right now. Andrew is a tough interviewer who doesn't let crap slip by without a challenge

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