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#1514 Creating a Digital World of our Worst Habits

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Air Date: 9–17-2022

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Today, we take a look at the way terrible patterns of the past like colonialism, racism, propaganda, feudalism, and abuse of corporate monopoly power are recreating and re-entrenching themselves in the digital world

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#1513 The Morality of Debt and Forgiveness

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Air Date: 9–14-2022

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Today, we take a look at the history and hysteria behind debt and debt forgiveness while Biden is canceling student debt and opponents of the idea are reacting in the most predictable way possible because they misunderstand the relationship between debt and morality.

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#1512 Ownership and Rights in a Digital World

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Air Date: 9–9-2022

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Today, we take a look at platforms, goods, and business models in the modern landscape of the digital marketplace. We start by questioning the morality of engaging in given platforms that cause harm - cryptocurrencies' role in crime and Facebook's role in destabilizing society, for instance - and then examine virtual products and virtual talents, the movement demanding the right to repair, and the coming world of digital art produced by artificial intelligence.

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#1511 Economic Underclass, Political Pawns (Immigration and Asylum Seeking)

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Air Date: 9–6-2022

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Today, we take a look at the precarious state of our immigration and asylum system, the legacy of neoliberalism and imperialism in South and Central America, the inhumanity practiced by both of our political parties (though not equally), and the ever-present possibility that things could get worse.

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#1436 The Long Legacy of Making Deals with the Devil (Bipartisanship) (Repost)

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Original Air Date: 8–21-2021

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Today we take a look at the history of bipartisanship and appeasement in the US dating back to before the Civil War and tracking it all the way up to the current negotiations over the infrastructure bill. 

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