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The Cure for Cheap Speech: Rick Hasen

Richard Hasen is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation, and his new book is Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics and How to Cure It. We discuss the long-term dangers of cheap speech, which includes misinformation and disinformation, and ways to improve our information sphere in keeping with the First Amendment.

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State Houses to the Rescue: David J. Toscano

David J. Toscano served 14 years (2006-20) in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 57th District. He’s the author of Fighting Political Gridlock: How States Shape Our Nation And Our Lives. We discuss strengthening our democracy at the State level through legislation, meaningful cooperation, and civic engagement in State politics.

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A New Social Contract: Minouche Shafik

Minouche Shafik is the Director of the London School of Economics and the author of What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract. We unpack her ideas around investing in the architecture of opportunity as well as the notions of reciprocity, risk-sharing, and mutual benefit in growing our economies.

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America’s Evil Geniuses: Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen is a writer and author of Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History. We learn how conservatives successfully moved our society culturally, economically, and politically to the right; and why continuous civic engagement and investment in Americans can restore basic fairness.

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