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9:10 - Pension expert Nancy Altman explains why the problem with Social Security isn't Social Security.

Nancy is author of Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All from the New Press.


10:05 - Our Man in London, David Skalinder views the alien US election from his spot on Mars.

David counts the focus on inequality as a victory for the left "though it remains to be seen how far that victory will take us..."


10:35 - Live from Sao Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the sudden intersection of abortion rights and the Zika virus.

Brian just returned from Recife where he covered the story with a major European TV network we can't name yet. NDA!


11:05 - Writer Tom Slee explores the harsh new frontiers on the edges of the sharing economy.

Tom wrote the book What's Mine is Yours: Against the Sharing Economy from OR Books.


12:05 - Historian Lily Geismer explains how the upper-middle class seized control of the Democratic Party.

Lily is author of the article Atari Democrats in the newest Jacobin.


12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen's head can't figure out why we need figureheads.

One week after sort of endorsing Bernie Sanders too!



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