Summary: Podcast by Elizabeth and Matt Bruenig
Matt and Liz discuss the basics of market socialism and make the pitch that decommodifiers and dealienaters have a weak case. They discuss the Catholic Church's newest rape problems and end with a story about a time Matt almost got into a fight at a Taylor Swift concert.
Matt and Liz tell the story of the Mercatus M4A study and all of the ridiculous fact-checking that has followed it. And, after covering the mind of Liz last episode, they turn to the mind of Matt, which is to say autism.
We discuss hot topics, including the newest Jacobin socialism piece lighting up the internet. Then, upon listener request, we turn towards some of the key books we have read.
We discuss Russia exhaustion, the Job Guarantee, and just have freewheeling conversations.
Liz and Matt talk about the greatest show in 21st century television: Undercover Boss.
We discuss great tweets of the week, Nordic state ownership being a real thing despite what nearly everyone in media says, and amusing miscellany at the end.
Liz and Matt discuss Dr. Phil, daytime TV generally, The Last Kingdom, and, as our main topic, the pitfalls of so-called "social mobility."
Liz and Matt discuss how civility is bad again and the Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME, which threatens to kill public sector labor unions.
Sound issues fixed, zombies and property, and how does retirement really work?
Elizabeth and Matt discuss the way in which public reason forces everyone to make up fake procedural arguments about why people should be fired or not.
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Matt discusses Batman en route to discussing monopoly, socialism, and 7-11.
Matt has never read or seen Harry Potter. Here, he tries to reconstruct what the story is about based on political journalism written using Harry Potter analogies.