Episode

10/2 James K Galbraith: The End of Normal

October 2, 2014

Economist and author of The End of Normal, James K  Galbraith explains how our conception of normal economic growth was formed, how growth began to start favoring the wealthy over the working and middle classes, what led to the 2008 economic crisis, financialization and the culture of criminality, the problems with economic forecasting, why 2000 was a turning point, how the Bush Administration tried to keep the economy running, the problem with the term “Great Recession” the four horseman” of low growth, technology replacing labor and why a robust social safety net is the best response to the “End of Normal”.

On The Fun Half: Ben Carson says learning about actual American history might make students want to join ISIS,  College Republicans release a demented new say yes to the dress ad targeting young women voters, birth control helps prevent unwanted pregnancy and your calls and IMS.

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