The 420th episode has almost nothing to do with marijuana. Instead, it continues the reading of and commenting on the 1995 essay by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron, The Californian Ideology.
A 2-HOUR PODCAST! On the first day of the month. Could be an auspicious sign.
The conversation with James Poulos of the American Mind concludes here.
For most of the 2 hours, KMO and Dermot O'Connor shoot the shit. Enjoy!
KMO welcomes Keith Preston back to the program to discuss the difference between absolute and relative poverty. There are a lot of people who make less than the national average, but most of the so-called poverty in the US is relative poverty. Even so, social stratification and wide disparities between rich and poor, even when the poor are not facing starvation, erodes the sense of shared national identity and makes democratic government difficult to maintain.