Third Paradigm: Barbara Ehrenreich Interview

In this fun and lively conversation, Tereza tells Barbara that Bright-Sided is a balm to her snarky soul.

Tereza proposes a support group called Kranky Misanthropes Anonymous, but Barbara has a better group started - the Negateers. They discuss magical thinking in religion and business, ‘tit for tat’ in cancer fundraising, how the office has been outsourced to the home, and the danger of shooting the messenger.

Tereza relates two stories of being fired for not being a "can-do girl," and asks whether all middle-managers have now become "can-do girls" in this musical chairs jobless market.

Read the show transcript while listening, and view our images, videos, and links on the Third Paradigm website:

http://thirdparadigm.org/3p_054.php#barbaraehrenreichinterview

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