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9:15 - Economist David Cay Johnston recommends keeping an eye out for that looming chasm between rich and poor.

David edited the book Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality, a collection of writings on America's deepening wealth disparity.
 

10:00 Live from Rio, Brian Mier explain how neoliberalism is already winning the World Cup.

Brian just got back from Manaus, a city with a new $340 million soccer stadium and no major sports teams. He's written about the World Cup for Vice and NACLA.  

10:30 - Filmmaker / writer Astra Taylor explains how the internet mirrors IRL inequalities, and how to refresh online life.

Astra is the author of The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. She was last on the show in 2006, when she taught Chuck how to pronounce "Slavoj Žižek."

 

11:15 - Elvis DeMorrow scuttles out of the Konspiracy Korner to wonder why so many bankers are withdrawing from this mortal coil.

There's been a slightly suspicious drop in bankers and a slightly more suspicious rise in mysterious deaths recently.  

11:45 - Live from Kiev, Volodymyr Ishchenko reports that Ukraine switched rulers, but not the ruling class.

Volodymyr Ishchenko is a sociologist studying social protests in Ukraine.  His most recent writing includes Tuesday's Guardian post Maidan or anti-Maidan? The Ukraine situation requires more nuance and February's Ukraine has not experienced a genuine revolution, merely a change of elites.  

12:20 - Jeff Dorchen interrogates Buzzfeed's Privilege Quiz and questions its authority.

We aren't going to click on Buzzfeed to actually see if this is real or satirical because we already can't tell if anything on Buzzfeed is real or satirical.  Read More...
  • walter raczynski

    THE U.S. CONGRESS PATRIOT PROTECTION LIBERTY ACT Whearas, The Congress having protected the American People by removing obstacles from individual firearm ownership, including the unduly burdensome and unpatriotic requirement for background checks: now deigns to assert the same fundamental rights to itself in the environs when in session, in committee, while executing their duties to the American people while in the Congressional office buildings, while campaigning and or fundraising, while at their residences, and to include those toiling at the offices of their consorts in the K-street region.
    Just a thought…the hilarity would be mega awesome!

  • Gerald Pechenuk

    Chuck,
    Serious Suggestion: With the situation blowing up and out of control in Ukraine, at this very moment, as I write this, it would
    be wise to bring together a serious discussion of the threat of World War III, and what can and must be done to prevent that from occurring.
    I think you have a roster of people who you have had on previously, such as Paul Craig Roberts, who are well qualified to discuss this, and
    I can help assist getting others that you might want to have on. Take care, Gerald Pechenuk at cities12345678@gmail.com

  • Brian Foley

    Great interview with Glennon. Re unelected gov’t – I’m in middle of reading the amazing book, JFK and the Unspeakable (2008), by James W. Douglass. I heartily recommend it. Unelected government problem undoubtedly has grown only worse in the ensuing 50 years.

  • Peter Swayze

    Q. What do you like about the right?
    A. I like lots of crazy people.