Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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March 6, 2015
"Great sex, great American body, great American summer, great American dad "— whatever.
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...|
November 11, 2014
Cornel West’s View From Ferguson
"To be on fire is to have a deep love that ignites a holy anger and a righteous indignation and moral outrage at unemployment, decrepit...|
October 16, 2014
Is Capitalism Working?
Casey Stengel raised the question about baseball’s miserable Mets long ago: anybody here know how to play this game? It’s the question more and more...|
October 4, 2014
Jeremy Grantham: In a Climate of Risk
Jeremy Grantham is a Boston financier who has found himself in the thick of the fight over climate change for more than twenty years. He’s the founder and...|
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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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