Jay Ackroyd

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Live & lively. Informal & informed conversations about politics, policy, economics, media, science and more. Sundays feature a panel of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere. Wednesdays dedicated to science, authors and practitioners with hosts Alan Boyle, Tom Levenson and Jennifer Ouelette. Thursdays, Jay Ackroyd talks public affairs, mostly with authors, mostly about progressive issues. , presented simultaneously through the 3-D Second Life communications platform.

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Australian economist and author Steve Keen considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticizing neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. He and Jay will talk about Keen's book Debunking Economics. Follow @ProfSteveKeen - Head Economics History & Politics at @KingstonUni, Neoclassical Econ critic, Debunking Economics author, Debtwatch blogger, Developer Minsky modeling program.
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Tom Levenson hosts Science Historian Naomi Oreskes, author The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future Speculative fiction meets historical perspective. 3 centuries "following the collapse of western culture, the dilemma... more

Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually Speaking Sundays. Excerpted... more

Commentary. SCOTUS. Obamacare. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth. Follow @Avedon_Says @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak

Economic and gender justice are the focus of Part of the Family? Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers and the Battle for Domestic Workers' Rights by Jay Ackroyd's guest Sheila Bapat. Reviewed here. Her work has appeared in... more

June 29, 2014 – Political satirist Culture of Truth bases The Bobblespeak Translations on Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Using show transcripts, he creates the 'most ridiculous moment' for Virtually... more

Pitchforks, student debt and GunFAIL, Dave Dayen & Dave Waldman discuss the hollowing out of the middle class in a slow growth economy, a solution for the absurdly high college tuitiions and student loan burdens as an example of... more

Former Kossack know as ThereIsNoSpoon, David blogs at Digby's Hullabaloo, Alternet and the Washington Monthly. He's a local elected official and Democratic party officer in Southern California, and joins us to discuss the Senate runoff in... more

How the Democratic leadership is sabotaging the Democratic Party. Shortsighted centrism empowers republicans while implementing bad policy. Triangulation backfires, as with immigration or misses opportunities, as with the ACA, SS... more

Emily Willingham - Research scientist and science writer – York Times, Forbes, Slate, Wired, and Discover – recounts the inaugural Women in Science Writing Solutions Summit. Willingham was the chief organizer of the... more

Marcy Wheeler & BMAZ will talk about Chelsea Manning's op-ed, Iraq and how our (U.S.) stupid secrecy rules lead us to do boneheaded things. http://t.co/X8hQR0LeaL Then HR 3361 USA Freedom Act, aka the USA... more
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