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Unf*cking The Republic
Transcripts of the Unf*cking the Republic (UNFTR) podcast and bonus essays on the events that shape American policy.
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  • The Washington Consensus
    02 Oct 2021 • 20 min read
    SUMMARY: Economist John Williamson presented a paper titled The Washington Consensus in 1989. More of a reflection than a policy statement, the Washington Consensus became a policy framework in the ne...
  • UNFTR on LGBTQ
    25 Sep 2021 • 15 min read • 0 1
    SUMMARY: Today we begin a conversation about the LGBTQ movement in the United States, with a nod to our Canadian friends as well. In order to properly introduce issues facing LGBTQ people into the lar...
  • An interview with Unkechaug Chief Harry Wallace and Native Coffee Trader’s Amy Wallace.
    23 Sep 2021 • 25 min read
    A NOTE FROM MAX: Hey Subf*ckers. We'll have our Saturday drop as usual but we wanted to share a transcript of a special episode where we speak with our partners at Native Coffee Traders. SUMMARY: Toda...
  • Building the Climate Industrial Complex
    18 Sep 2021 • 18 min read • 3 0
    SUMMARY: The world is more fucked than the United States. And we’re pretty fucked, so that’s saying a lot. Perhaps there’s a way to mitigate this mess by playing upon our worst instincts as a nation a...
  • 9/11
    11 Sep 2021 • 19 min read • 3 0
    SUMMARY: Today’s episode is a departure from our normal format. We were tempted to let the 20th anniversary of 9/11 pass given it will be oversaturated with remembrances and armchair punditry as well ...
  • Californication
    04 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    SUMMARY: The last time California had a “successful” gubernatorial recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor. While we try not to wade into current events, there is significance in this current at...
  • Procedural Fuckery
    28 Aug 2021 • 19 min read • 2 0
    SUMMARY: We love to promote our democratic principles. We love to spread them across the globe as well. But there are three procedural quirks in our system that are so laughably undemocratic it’s surr...
  • When We Leave
    21 Aug 2021 • 18 min read • 3 0
    SUMMARY: Operation “Blame the Afghan People” is in full swing. The countdown to us forgetting completely about Afghanistan has also just begun and the media is doing its best to shove a comparative na...
  • August 2021 Quickie
    14 Aug 2021 • 12 min read • 3 0
    SUMMARY: Momma always said, "Power is as power does." With Democrats in charge, Bernie managing the budget and endless wars ending, it's a new day in Washington. Or is it? Today's Quickie highlights t...
  • The Economics of Racism
    07 Aug 2021 • 39 min read • 5 0
    SUMMARY: Progressives continually lose the debate on issues of institutional poverty, structural inequality and systemic racism because they’re loaded with history and meaning that require thinking. I...
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