Tracy R. Twyman interview on Trans Resister Radio listen or download the audio file
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Social critic Douglas Rushkoff is ready to think big in response to the economic crisis still rocking the U.S. and the world. Really big.
Rushkoff thinks we got off track as a society a ways back. About 400 years back.
He’s not against capitalism. But the form we fell into –corporate capitalism – is killing us, he says. Killing values and communities. Turning us into the “brand that is me.” Turning homes into investments and 401k balances into cold barometers of success or failure.
It doesn’t have to be this way, he says.
This hour, On Point: Douglas Rushkoff rethinks our corporatized lives.
When we’re in love, we do some crazy things. And that’s OK. But when we merge lanes on the highway, sign up for a credit card, or just order a book, we’re as irrational as a teenager who’s got a crush.
Find out why we’re mad in money matters, why we’re suckers for designer aspirin, are willing to believe in the paranormal, and anything but logical in traffic. It’s Skeptical Sunday, but be rational - don’t take our word for it! Guests:
* Tom Vanderbilt - Author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What it Says About Us) * Dan Ariely - Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, and author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions * James Underdown - Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles * Phil Plait - Author of badastronomy.com * Michael Shermer - Founder of "Skeptic Magazine" and author, most recently, of The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics
April 18 2008 - Michael Shermer discusses his book "The Mind of the Market", and the new field of neuroeconomics. He explores the implications of Darwinian evolution for how people fare in market capitalism, including how we are naturally irrational when it comes to economics, due to our evolutionary heritage. He argues why market capitalism and liberal democracy are best suited to people’s needs, and discusses socialized medicine and other aspects of social welfare programs, contrasting the economy of the United States with those of northern Europe. He examines how free trade may lead to world peace.
Christopher Hitchens talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about George Orwell. Drawing on his book Why Orwell Matters, Hitchens talks about Orwell’s opposition to imperialism, fascism, and Stalinism, his moral courage, and his devotion to language. Along the way, Hitchens makes the case for why Orwell matters.
EconTalk, 17 Aug 09
This episode is titled "DMT: The Spirit Molecule - An Interview with Dr. Rick Strassman" and is being released on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. My in…
Dennis Jon McKenna is an American ethnopharmacologist, author and brother to well-known psychedelics proponent Terence McKenna. McKennaâs re…
Interview of Daniel Pinchbeck from the Capitola BookCafe.