Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism w/John Patrick Leary - MR Live - 4/16/19

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Good morning on today’s show, John Patrick Leary (@JohnPatLeary), Associate Professor of English, Wayne State University and author of Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism, joins us at 12:00 ET.Check out today’s sponsor: Harry’s! Go to HARRYS.COM/MAJORITYREPORT, Get a $13 value trial set that comes with everything you need for a close, comfortable shave: o Weighted ergonomic handle.Simple Habit is a mobile app that provides a massive and diverse library of 5-minute guided meditations. And the Majority Report audience can try Simple Habit totally free for an entire week when you go to is a vibrant online learning community that offers courses on everything from design, to video editing, photography, business, technology, cooking, meditation… and everything in between. Get TWO whole months of totally free access to Skillshare’s entire library of courses and tutorials at 10% off fair trade coffee from with coupon code “Majority”Get your tickets to the Michael Brooks Live Show in LA! April 20th at the Bootleg Theatre with guests Ana Kasparian, Wosny Lambre and Nando Vila! Get tickets here!Check out The Michael Brooks Show at, and the TMBS YouTube channel for all short TMBS clips. And check out Year Of Lead, a new book on Brazil with introduction by Michael Brooks!Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at or on iTunesCheck out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at, on iTunes, or via your favorite podcast appFollow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:@@@ the Majority Report live M–F at 12 p.m. EST at or listen via daily podcast at http://Majority.FMDownload our FREE app: http://majorityapp.comSUPPORT the show by becoming a member: http://jointhemajorityreport.comLIKE us on Facebook: us on Twitter: to us on YouTube:


  • Wilfredo Gonzalez
    Wilfredo Gonzalez  4 months ago +11

    Damn I love it when Sam Seder goes off and breaks things down like how he broke down what happened in Kansas. Sam Seder I have learned so much from you and Michael, Jamie and Matt and I sssssssoooooo look forward to continue to do so. GO MAJORITY REPORT, GO!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pranay
    Pranay  4 months ago +16

    Laffer is a proven failure. He should be treated with far more contempt and ridicule.

  • NZStarlight
    NZStarlight  4 months ago +14

    Here in New Zealand we've had govt owned and run healthcare (like UK system, or VA system in the US) for 75 years where hospitals are free to use. Works well. Like the UK, there also exists a few private hospitals which people can go to if they want to pay (a lot) for optional procedures or if they are concerned about how long the free public system is making them wait for non-urgent procedures (the doctors themselves are usually the same people as most specialists work half their time in each of public and private systems). And some people choose to take out health insurance with regard to using these private hospitals. Having free govt-run hospitals used by the vast majority of people thus doesn't abolish the private system entirely.
    Also 25 years ago a govt bulk-buying agency for pharmaceuticals was introduced, and they shop around for generics and negotiate up to 90% off brand-name drugs with the manufacturers, and then they subsidize the prices to the end users so that all prescriptions in NZ cost $3 USD for the drugs at the pharmacy (free if dispensed in-hospital). Works great. Last time I was on holiday in the tropics some English tourists I met were whining about how they'd had to pay 200 pounds for their anti-malarial drugs. I'd paid $3 for mine.

  • kaizen
    kaizen  4 months ago +13

    I've also noticed Michael's track suits haha. I've had a Jordan-Lebron suit for 10+ years, great quality. It's hilarious and poignant, however, that Sam is finally taking some strikes back at tmbs for his daily mockerations 😉

  • Sayyid F.B.
    Sayyid F.B.  4 months ago +6

    I still don't know what how many voters he gonna peel off from this appearance but Bernie Sanders definitely bodied Foxed News, got damn!

  • soth1 sol
    soth1 sol  4 months ago +8

    i love this channel, just discovered a month ago. you guys are great.

  • Firstname Lastname
    Firstname Lastname  4 months ago +14

    As a nice Canadian girl, I can't even imagine how I would begin paying $28,000 for healthcare.
    I don't pay even close to that...I'm in the median income. And I have never spent a single minute of my life worrying.

  • Firstname Lastname
    Firstname Lastname  4 months ago +4

    I've never paid to go to the doctor. Never spent one minute pouring over my insurance policy to figure out what it covers.
    I'm so glad my American grandparents chose to move to Canada so I could be born here.

  • Matt Meistrell
    Matt Meistrell  4 months ago +1

    I’ve been fortunate in the timing of my beverage sips. Barbara bush and Boris Epstein impressions have real mess potential for me.

  • Shane Ronan
    Shane Ronan  4 months ago +3

    I love Matt’s laugh

  • Mikal Madsen
    Mikal Madsen  4 months ago +2

    Just wanna say thanks for not mentioning GoT -- TYT and The Damage Report have lost me as a subscriber (for at least some months) since the former shared a Ron Placone post with a spoiler image and I don't trust either to not spoil huge stuff in some passing comment just to show how cool and up with the haps they are. I'm entirely off Reddit and everything -- love it that you guys stick to politics and respect this dilated nonlinear time of our age.
    Can't help but say that having studied for a master of science in innovation and entrepreneurship, I take issue with some of the stuff the guy is saying about those words (similar to how he just had never heard the oringes of the bootstrap meme), but that's for some other time -- I'm guessing at some point I'll send you guys an email with some papers or citations, because you keep coming back to it and every time it's frustrating to some extent (like how you get upset with Jimmy Dore when he talks about e.g. Brazil).
    As always thanks for the insights and comedy, (and the guy said a lot of interesting stuff) -- especially funny today I thought; the potential Bernie lines had me in stiches, Mike's line with the voice especially. Left is best, keep it up

  • xamphibiax
    xamphibiax  4 months ago

    Oh shit, WSU! I was going to freak out if this was my old professor who had us read Picture of Dorian Gray and Great God Pan.

  • Memory Lane
    Memory Lane  4 months ago +2

    I would pay good money to see Michael Brooks do stand up

  • kdkseven
    kdkseven  4 months ago

    "He thinks he's a big macho muscle man on a horse!" Brilliant Jamie.

  • Josh Starks
    Josh Starks  4 months ago +4

    Gotta clear out the rest of the afternoon for this one.

  • Boi Polloi
    Boi Polloi  4 months ago

    1:24:05 🎶 You've been hit by, you've been struck by, a SMOOTH Bernie Bro! 🎶

  • David Jackson
    David Jackson  4 months ago

    George Ciccariello-Maher is a 10-inch player

  • Marcus Sellers
    Marcus Sellers  4 months ago

    Passionate is the non-artist equivalent of exposure.

  • Bill Harned
    Bill Harned  4 months ago

    Every time they say grit I hear Amy Klobuchar and shudder with horror.

  • Jacqueline
    Jacqueline  4 months ago

    A vaping viewer for sure 😤💃🏿👀