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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.

    Yascha Mounk: Why We Need to Defend a Free Society

    Yascha Mounk: Why We Need to Defend a Free Society

    Yascha Mounk is a writer, academic and public speaker known for his work on the rise of populism and the crisis of liberal democracy. Yascha has written three books: Stranger in My Own Country - A Jewish Family in Modern Germany, a memoir about Germany’s fraught attempts to deal with its past; The Age of Responsibility – Luck, Choice and the Welfare State, which argues that a growing obsession with the concept of individual responsibility has transformed western welfare states; and The People versus Democracy – Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, which explains the causes of the populist rise and investigates how to renew liberal democracy. His latest book has been translated into eleven languages, and hailed as one of 2018's Best Books of the Year by multiple publications, including the Financial Times. A Contributing Editor at The Atlantic, Yascha regularly writes for newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Foreign Affairs. He is also is also a regular columnist or contributor for major international publications including Die Zeit, La Repubblica, l'Express, Folha de Sao Paolo, Kultura Liberalna, and Letras Libres.
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    Eric Holthaus: What Will the World Look Like in 2030?

    Eric Holthaus: What Will the World Look Like in 2030?

    Eric Holthaus is the leading journalist on all things weather and climate change. He has written regularly for the Wall Street Journal, Slate, Grist, and The Correspondent, where he currently covers our interconnected relationship with the climate. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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    Kevin Roose: Is 2020 the End of the Wild, Wild Web?

    Kevin Roose: Is 2020 the End of the Wild, Wild Web?

    Kevin Roose is an award-winning technology columnist for The New York Times. His column, "The Shift," examines the intersection of tech, business, and culture. He is the New York Times bestselling author of three books, Futureproof, Young Money, and The Unlikely Disciple.
    He is a regular guest on “The Daily,” and appears regularly on leading TV and radio shows. He writes and speaks regularly on many topics, including automation and A.I., social media, disinformation and cybersecurity, and digital wellness.
    Before joining The Times, he was a writer at New York magazine, and a host and executive producer of "Real Future," a documentary TV series about technology and innovation.
    He lives in the Bay Area.
    Support for this podcast comes from W. W. Norton, publisher of GHOST ROAD: BEYOND THE DRIVERLESS CAR by Anthony M. Townsend. For decades we have dreamed of building an automobile that can drive itself. But as that dream of autonomy draws close, we are discovering that the driverless car is a red herring. When self-driving technology infects buses, bikes, delivery vans, and even buildings, a wild, woollier, future awaits. GHOST ROAD. Available wherever books are sold.
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    Bret Stephens: The Threat to Liberty From the Left

    Bret Stephens: The Threat to Liberty From the Left

    Bret L. Stephens joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2017. His column appears Thursday and Saturday.
    Mr. Stephens came to The Times after a long career with The Wall Street Journal, where he was most recently deputy editorial page editor and, for 11 years, a foreign affairs columnist. Before that, he was editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post. At The Post he oversaw the paper's news, editorial and digital operations and its international editions, and also wrote a weekly column. He has reported from around the world and interviewed scores of world leaders.
    Mr. Stephens is the author of America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, released in November 2014. He is is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including two honorary doctorates and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He was raised in Mexico City and holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an MSc. from the London School of Economics. He and his wife, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, a music critic for The Times, live with their three children in New York and Hamburg, Germany.
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    Mehrsa Baradaran: Who's Actually Independent in 2020?

    Mehrsa Baradaran: Who's Actually Independent in 2020?

    Mehrsa Baradaran is J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law and author of How the Other Half Banks.
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    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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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Ravi Sunnak ,

Informative

Both interesting and informative. Another great piece coming from Andrew.

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Always insightful...

Andrew is a "zig in a world of zags" - I recently discovered the podcast(the laggard that I am) and was not disappointed in the least. Well done, civil and informationally expansive. Thank you.

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A natural!

Andrew Keen's interviews and views keep me coming back for more. His excellent commentary is sorely needed in these times.

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