Episode 62
May 8, 2018

We could never get free

Maybe the problem is that our "free" markets are *not free enough.*

Molly Wood dives even deeper into radical economics this week with Glen Weyl of Microsoft Research, who’s also a visiting scholar at Yale and co-author of the new book “Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society.” He says inequality is at the root of most problems facing our world, and those problems are worse because our “free” markets are not free enough. So-called “free market champions” used capitalism as a veil to further entrench privilege and power, Weyl says, and a real free market could make things more equitable. “If we can get these ideas out there in a way that people understand, we can change the world.” It gets deep, y’all. Plus, we hear from so many of you who wrote in about the potential merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, and what it means for business and life.

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