May 2023

by Rob Johnson

The Decline of Morality Amidst the Celebration of the Self with Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges speaks to Renovatio editor Safir Ahmed about what fuels our contemporary narcissism and prevents us from fulfilling our moral obligations to ourselves and to society. View here

Econ 1010 is failing college students (with Abigail Acheson and Nouhaila Oudija)
Universities across America are still teaching an outdated, neoclassical way of economic thinking. The trickle-down curriculums taught in Econ 101 classrooms aren’t just bad for students—they have had disastrous, far-reaching effects on the economy. Decades of bad education has left students adrift: A new study from Rethinking Economics reveals that the majority of college students are critical of the US economic system, with a large majority believing it needs to change. Can we redesign economic curriculums to better reflect how the economy really works? Listen here

The New Feudalism (Anand Giridharadas)
Are Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos the new feudal elite? Anand Giridharadas talks to INET President Rob Johnson about how the titans of Silicon Valley use “philanthropy” to control more of our lives. Watch here

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