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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.

    Steven Levy on the Inside Story of Facebook

    Steven Levy on the Inside Story of Facebook

    Steven Levy is Wired’s editor at large. The Washington Post has called him “America’s premier technology journalist.” His previous positions include founder of Backchannel and chief technology writer and senior editor for Newsweek. Levy has written seven previous books and his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, Macworld, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, The New Yorker, and Premiere. Levy has also won several awards during his thirty-plus years of writing about technology, including for his book Hackers, which PC Magazine named the best sci-tech book written in the last twenty years; and for Crypto, which won the grand e-book prize at the 2001 Frankfurt Book Fair.
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    Lucy Parker on How Big Business Can Fix the World

    Lucy Parker on How Big Business Can Fix the World

    Lucy Parker is a partner of the Brunswick Group, one of the world’s leading corporate communications firms, whose clients include Burberry, Facebook, Microsoft, Tesco, Thomson Reuters and Visa. Lucy began her working life as a BBC documentary maker, making programmes about social issues. This led her to take her film-making skills into the business arena, helping companies – from breweries in Russia to copper mines in Chile – to tell their. She led the Talent and Enterprise Taskforce under Gordon Brown, and has been a strategic advisor to around 40 FTSE100 businesses and multinationals from the US to China.
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    Albert Wenger on a World After Capital

    Albert Wenger on a World After Capital

    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. 
    Albert Wenger is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures. Before joining USV, Albert was the president of del.icio.us through the company’s sale to Yahoo and an angel investor (Etsy, Tumblr). He previously founded or co-founded several companies, including a management consulting firm and an early hosted data analytics company. Albert graduated from Harvard College in economics and computer science and holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT.
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    • 28 min
    How to Fix Capitalism, with Andrew McAfee

    How to Fix Capitalism, with Andrew McAfee

    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. 
    From the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, Andrew McAfee's compelling argument—masterfully researched and brilliantly articulated—that we have at last learned how to increase human prosperity while treading more lightly on our planet.
    Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management and the cofounder and codirector of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, where he studies how digital technologies are changing business, the economy, and society. He has discussed his work at such venues as TED, the Aspen Ideas Festival, and the World Economic Forum. His prior books include the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age and Machine, Platform, Crowd. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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    Jacobin Editor Bhaskar Sunkara on Capitalism vs. Socialism

    Jacobin Editor Bhaskar Sunkara on Capitalism vs. Socialism

    Bhaskar Sunkara is an American political writer. He is the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin and publisher of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy and Tribune.
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    Katherine Mangu-Ward on Why Modern Capitalism is a Blessing

    Katherine Mangu-Ward on Why Modern Capitalism is a Blessing

    Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason, the magazine of “free minds and free markets.” Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, and numerous other publications. She is a frequent commentator on radio and television networks such as National Public Radio, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. She is a Future Tense Fellow at New America.
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