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9:15 - Writer Laurie Penny traces the Brexit shock to a long, drab decade of austerity culture in the UK.

Laurie wrote the article Brexit, Pursued by Despair for The Baffler.

 

10:00 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the wave of strikes against neoliberal cuts in Brazil.

Brian published the piece “There is no negotiation whatsoever”: Union leader Douglas Izzo talks about labor rights in post-coup Brazil for Brasil Wire.

 

10:35 - The Radical Pessimist, Kevan Harris explores the myth of the bootstrapping European immigrant.

Kevan's first book A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran is out this August. Proud of our boy.

 

11:05 - Sociologist Thomas Shapiro explains how racial wealth inequality threatens democracy in America.

Thomas is author of Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future from Basic Books.

 

12:05 - Writer Thomas Frank explains how the Democratic Party stopped working for American workers.

Thomas will be talking about the new, post-election edition of his still right book Listen Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? from Picador.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wonders if he's actually a Randian at heart.

Objectively.

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