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    The Curse of Bigness (Robert Wright & Tim Wu)

    Tim's new book, The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age ... Tim: We're approaching a Standard Oil–like consolidation in tech ... Some subtle negative effects of monopoly ... Type in "batteries" on Amazon, and the first result is batteries made by Amazon ... Tim critiques Robert Bork's famous critique of antitrust law ... Why Bob is worried about monopoly in artificial intelligence ... Mark Zuckerberg as the "bad king" of tech ... How Google and Amazon might be broken up ...

  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    Robert Wright, Sarah Posner, & Mark Schmitt

    Sarah and Mark on election surprises ... How the GOP increased its Senate margin ... White evangelicals' transactional relationship with Trump ... How Kavanaugh and the caravan affected the election ... Should Dems run progressive rockstars or boring moderates? ... Why governors matter ... What should the Dem House do? Hold hearings! ... With Sessions forced out, could Mueller's report be shelved? ...

  • Posted on 08 Nov 2018

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    Midterm Roundup (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

    Bill’s midterm all-nighter ... Which minority candidates were successful, and why? ... What lessons will Dems take from the election? ... Bill challenges the “two Americas” narrative ... Are low-key Dems like Amy Klobuchar the future of the party? ... Bill: Dems are diversifying while Republicans are distilling down to Trumpism ...

  • Posted on 07 Nov 2018

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    Art in the Age of Political Outrage (Phoebe Maltz Bovy & Kat Rosenfield)

    How politics took over arts and culture criticism ... The new Halloween, an empty vessel for critics to project baggage onto ... When a white woman calls the cops on a black person doing nothing wrong ... The economics of online outrage ... Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, masturbation, and consent ... Phoebe and Kat offer dating advice for young women ...

  • Posted on 06 Nov 2018

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    A New Far-Right President in Brazil (Robert Wright & Hugo Godinho)

    Hugo reports from Brazil on the election Jair Bolsonaro, who has drawn comparisons to Trump ... The Brazilian right's campaign to discredit the left as corrupt ... Why did the Workers' Party nominate Lula, the jailed ex-president? ... Is Bolsonaro a fascist? ... What Hugo fears from Bolsonaro's rule ... Why an improving economy didn't help the incumbent leftist party ... Hugo: Bolsonaro is worse than Trump ...

  • Posted on 05 Nov 2018

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