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Reordering The American Economy

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Have you seen startups turn your city into a megastar? Are robots taking over your workplace? Are we at the end of car ownership? And is the American dream out of reach?

These are tough questions, no doubt, but we're asking them. In the past week, we've done a series of shows that try to get at the reordering of the American economy.

Though they may have left us with more questions than answers, these shows offer some food for thought as we go through increasingly disruptive and uncertain times.

Whether you're a city dweller or rural American, we bet you'll find these discussions fascinating. Give them a listen:

Can Startups Share Their Big City Success?

"We've got to move away from the winner-take-all urbanism." -- Richard Florida

How can startups help the cities they call home? (tpsdave via Pixabay)
How can startups help the cities they call home? (tpsdave via Pixabay)

Machine Over Mind In A New Economy

"If we play our cards right, this will be the best thing that ever happened to humanity." -- Erik Brynjolfsson

(Courtesy/W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
(Courtesy/W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

Pulling Out Of Car Ownership

"Transportation as a service will be four times cheaper than a car you own." -- Tony Seba

An Uber driverless car waits in traffic during a test drive in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)
An Uber driverless car waits in traffic during a test drive in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Hoarding The American Dream

"In a society like the U.S., you have deep class divisions, but a veneer of classlessness." -- Richard Reeves

Who's hoarding the American dream? (500photos.com via Pexels)
Who's hoarding the American dream? (500photos.com via Pexels)

Embracing Disruption

Our host Tom Ashbrook recently sat down with Airbnb's Head of Global Policy and Public Affairs Chris Lehane to talk about how we can embrace disruption. What can legacy businesses can learn from innovators like Airbnb, which has re-imagined an entire business sector?

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