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Episode 36: The American Dream

Today we’re talking about having it all.  Virginia divulges her dream: to write the a great self-help book that praises failure rather than success.  We talk about all of the perils of the modern work world: salaries and job hopping, companies and employees, Gen Y, outsourcing, the decline of pensions and Social Security, loyalty to employers, and the recent recession. Then we speculate about whether the American dream is actually Read More...

Partial Transcript: Episode 36 (The American Dream)

Virginia: We are talking about “success,” which, in an of itself has become sort of a cult and that the American dream is… Andrew: Big house, two cars, 2.5 kids… Nick: Overcoming obstacles… Mike: And a pet… Virginia: To me, I just want to write the great American self help book that is in praise of failure. Nick: Your views make me think that you’re just like, “End it now.  Read More...