Reports of Russians crossing the Bering Straight to seek asylum in Alaska made me realize my perspective is so continental. For all the existential stakes between us, do you think Americans have internalized the reality of mainland Russia being 55 miles from Alaska? That’s less than Cuba to Key West. Only a few miles separate two islands in the middle. One is a Russian military base and the other is home to a village of under one hundred Native Americans on Alaskan soil.
Now that you guys are doing live shows, can you please help me understand how these ticket scalpers were able to position themselves to get a slice of every mainstream live show out there? It seems that if any company ever qualified to be broken up, it would be ticket master. How is Ticketmaster good for the consumer at all? May be a good topic for Matt Stoller to cover.
Love you guys! Been a long time fan since the Hill days! I live in Montana and I am a progressive like Krystal, so I am definitely in the minority lol. I was wondering what things I can do to make a difference here and to push more towards my values , as my vote seems to make little difference here. Also, will you be doing a live show near here? I would love to go to one!
Mark is the William R. Rhodes Professor of International Economics and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He is known for having an excellent take on Global Trumpism, has his own podcast called Mark and Carrie and has written several books including Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea and Angrynomics. His latest is about inflation. Crucially, he speaks plainly, is very funny and would be a perfect complement to Breaking Points. Best. Oscar