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Favoriting March 23, 2009: With Guest Richard Metzger

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Douglas Rushkoff  The Media Squat   Favoriting
Miriam Raymon  Interview   Favoriting
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Richard Metzger  Interview   Favoriting


Listener comments!

  3/23 7:03pm
annie:

great to have you back..
  3/23 7:05pm
Sean Daily:

Second comment! Woo hoo!
  3/23 7:08pm
Media Squat Producer:

Hi all. Miriam Raymon from The Financial Times is Doug's first guest.
  3/23 7:09pm
stingy d:

it's the am crew!
  3/23 7:09pm
annie:

great! excited ..
  3/23 7:09pm
annie:

hi stingy@!
  3/23 7:11pm
stingy d:

annie! i just got a cool dj gig! with ponytail, from blatimore. is that good? nobody seems to like knowing them.
  3/23 7:11pm
dvdsweeney:

Harper's April issue has a great article: "Infinite Debt. How Unlimited Interest Rates Destroyed the Economy." Looks at how dismantling the usury laws in the 1970's led to the explosion of financial sector -> shift away from industrial investment -> leads to the mess we're in now.
  3/23 7:12pm
annie:

details... ?
  3/23 7:14pm
dvdsweeney:

re: details...
http://www.harpers.org/archive/2009/04/0082450
  3/23 7:14pm
annie:

stingy. is it a one time thing?
  3/23 7:14pm
stingy d:

technically i can't give details. but i am the dj, and it's in manhattan in two weeks.
  3/23 7:14pm
Bäd R☺nald:

MATT TAIBBI - http://tinyurl.com/cv3me8
  3/23 7:15pm
stingy d:

one off event.
  3/23 7:15pm
annie:

well, great!! ,, alot is happening that weekend. sean lennon is also having a bash that weekend i think
  3/23 7:16pm
dvdsweeney:

re: Harper's article is on scribd
http://www.scribd.com/doc/13429468/Infinite-Debt
  3/23 7:19pm
David:

Welcome all. A little later, we'll try to get some of your questions on the air. Richard Metzger of Disinfo up next!
  3/23 7:20pm
anon.:

you're interviewing yourself, buddy.
  3/23 7:23pm
David:

Yup. the idea was for Miriam to interview Doug about his ideas on money on the air.
  3/23 7:40pm
Evangeline:

•m – All of this is said with a big, enthusiastic grin, but... C’mon Doug! You edited the GenX Reader! You know as well as anyone that grunge was an ideological movement – A revulsion – Being sickened by the corporate excess of those who had created, but later abandoned, punk. Punk was a far more selfish movement than grunge in that it was about doing and being what you wanted and f*#@ society. Grunge had a more communal ethos and you my friend are the poster boy! Grunge was that coming of age on the back of that era of success – A generation emerging into an adulthood that they had no control over because the damage was done. Punk should not be celebrated – It is no coincidence that punk has re-emerged as the voice of Gen Y – A generation that is criticised for being materialistic and shallow. Man - There's no way I can get this idea out in a short post here... What I'm trying to say is that a punk ithos n and of itself is not a solution - It's too self-oriented.
  3/23 8:03pm
Sean Daily:

Good show, Doug.
  3/29 2:00pm
johnc:

The angle here is a bit too libertarian for my tastes. The passion for and faith in marketplace economics fails to address the social complexities of the global human situation. The marketplace has little interest in society beyond self interest.
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