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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.

    Pavlina R. Tcherneva: The Case for the Job Guarantee

    Pavlina R. Tcherneva: The Case for the Job Guarantee

    Pavlina R. Tcherneva is Associate Professor at Bard College and Research Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute.
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    • 24 min
    Kevin Delaney: How to Save Democracy From Capitalism

    Kevin Delaney: How to Save Democracy From Capitalism

    Kevin J. Delaney is a senior editor for The New York Times. Previously, he co-founded Quartz and served as co-CEO and editor in chief from 2012 to 2019. Prior to Quartz, Kevin was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between Paris and San Francisco.
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    • 24 min
    David Shimer on the Ideology of Putinism

    David Shimer on the Ideology of Putinism

    David Shimer is pursuing a doctorate in international relations at the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. His reporting and analysis have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Foreign Affairs. He is an associate fellow of Davenport College at Yale University, where he received his undergraduate and master's degrees in history.

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    • 25 min
    Margaret O'Mara: Has Silicon Valley Ruined America?

    Margaret O'Mara: Has Silicon Valley Ruined America?

    Margaret O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. She writes and teaches about the growth of the high-tech economy, the history of U.S. politics, and the connections between the two.

    O'Mara is the author of Cities of Knowledge (Princeton, 2005), Pivotal Tuesdays (Penn Press, 2015), and The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America (Penguin Press, 2019). She is a coauthor, with David Kennedy and Lizabeth Cohen, of forthcoming editions of a widely used United States history college textbook, The American Pageant (Cengage). In addition to her opinion pieces in The New York Times, her writing also has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Bloomberg Businessweek, Foreign Policy, the American Prospect, and Pacific Standard.
    Prior to her academic career, she worked in the Clinton White House and served as a contributing researcher at the Brookings Institution. She lives outside Seattle with her husband Jeff and their two daughters.
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    • 29 min
    Ben Ehrenreich: A Road Map for the End of Time

    Ben Ehrenreich: A Road Map for the End of Time

    Ben Ehrenreich writes about climate change for The Nation. His work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, the London Review of Books, and Los Angeles magazine. In 2011, he was awarded a National Magazine Award. His last book, The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine, based on his reporting from the West Bank, was one of The Guardian's Best Books of 2016. He is also the author of two novels, Ether and The Suitors.
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    • 24 min
    Elif Shafak: Why Is Nationalism Not a Force For Good?

    Elif Shafak: Why Is Nationalism Not a Force For Good?

    Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of fifteen books, ten of which are novels, including The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love. Her work has been translated into more than forty languages and she regularly contributes to the New York Times, the Guardian, and Politico. Shafak has been longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and twice for the Women's Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. She has held various teaching positions in the U.S. and the UK, most recently at Oxford University. She lives in London.
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Andrew Keen on Democracy

We need a podcast like this - and it really delivers insight and intelligence. Love it

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My first ever review

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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