Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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March 26, 2015
After the latest crisis, "dissatisfaction is homeless."
March 24, 2015
The Meaning of Money
Michael Lewis has become the great teller of modern morality tales around money: from the story of how high finance bubbled up, then popped, in Ireland and...|
March 12, 2015
‘The Changing Same’: Race in America
Orlando Patterson has spent his career puzzling over the "immutable force" in American race relations. Is it the ongoing, grassroots cultural revolution we see and...|
March 6, 2015
Ganzeer in America: Get the joke? Can...
The Egyptian graffiti genius known as Ganzeer is working on our turf now. I am presuming to welcome him as an artist of radical humanism....|
January 29, 2015
The Challenge of Our Time
We’re continuing our “money machine” series on the cost of carbon capitalism. Gas gets cheaper, the weather gets warmer, and for our guests the environmental...|
January 12, 2015
Sven Beckert’s Cotton: Guilty Fabric of our...
For the Delta to become the chief grower of the industrial world’s most important commodity – a kind of Saudi Arabia of the early 19th...|
January 8, 2015
Starting last month, the American freeze-out of Communist Cuba, which long outlasted the Cold War, began to come to an end. It may have been a...|
December 18, 2014
The New Kids On The Block
The protests chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe” in the wake of the police killings in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, will draw comparisons. They’re less pious...|
December 4, 2014
Ferguson is Everywhere
We’re all caught in the floodlights of Ferguson, Missouri, still reeling from the death of Michael Brown and the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the man...|
November 20, 2014
Capitalism and Chains
We’re continuing our series on capitalism by going back to its unspeakable origins. A new wave of historians say that the “peculiar institution” of slavery explains...|
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Our podcast with Sven Beckert, whose new book, Empire of Cotton, is an exhilarating, 250-year profile of the commodity that came to model and drive modern capitalism. |
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