governmentality

governmentality


Latest Episodes

Working Robots
April 10, 2018

Technology giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon are often praised for the jobs they create and high salaries they offer. But that praise may be misplaced because my guests this week say the tech sector is also responsible for many Americans losing...

The Faces of New Power
April 02, 2018

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, O’Brien, a leader in the Inner Party concludes that “Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to...

Governor Pessimism
March 26, 2018

In less than a year, California politician Jerry Brown will close out his political career. But Brown isn’t a member of the Republican Trump retirement club. He’s the Democratic governor of California who will bump up against his term limits after...

Alt-Righting
March 19, 2018

During the 2016 election cycle, the ultra conservative white nationalist movement peddling anti-semitism and other forms of bigotry known as the alt-right emerged as a growing group with influence in the Trump camp. And once Steve Bannon became...

Polarizing Tribalism
March 12, 2018

Political polarization has only been increasing over the last decade. From fights on Capitol Hill to discourse on social media, our union is divided and it goes beyond our two party system. On this episode, S. Mo Jang of the University of South...

The Fight For Corporate Civil Rights
March 05, 2018

Concerns about corporate civil rights and power over individual citizens isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. With the Supreme Court decisions on Citizens United and Hobby Lobby, Americans are increasingly aware of the special citizenship corporations...

Scandalized
February 26, 2018

Since President Donald Trump stepped foot in the Oval Office a little more than a year ago, it seems a week can’t go by without scandal-soaked headlines. From Russian ties to Trump World to White House personnel catastrophes to financial conflicts...

Powerful Networks
February 13, 2018

Facebook news feed changes are coming after the Silicon Valley giant has increasingly come under fire for having a negative impact on politics and for making the proliferation of fake (and divisive) news that much easier. Facebook CEO Mark...

Writing The State of The Union
January 30, 2018

President Donald Trump is preparing to deliver his first State of the Union address. But what exactly goes into the making of this annual address? On this governmentality short, I spoke with Jennifer Grossman, CEO of the Atlas Society and former...

(Neo) Liberalism: A Slow Death
January 22, 2018

Liberalism may conjure up certain political leanings in American society, but its roots are in philosophy that predates the United States and while encompassing the norms, practices and principles of both major political parties and the overwhelming...