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Any society that allows itself to become radically unequal eventually collapses into an uprising or a police state—or both. Join venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and some of the world’s leading economic and political thinkers in an exploration of who gets what and why. Turns out, everything you learned about economics is wrong. And if we don’t do something about rising inequality, the pitchforks are coming.
 
Backstage Capital is venture investment fund that backs underrepresented tech startup founders. Since inception in September 2015, Backstage has deployed nearly $2m into 40+ startups around the U.S. that are led by women, POC, and LGBT founders. This podcast takes you behind the scenes to show you what it's like to build a fund from scratch and give you deep insights into what investors are REALLY looking for. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You might steal a donut. But that'll have nothing to do ...
 
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Joy Carrera is the founder of Carreradigital.io and the host of Basic Brown Nerds. She is a Digital Operations & Business Intelligence Strategist specializing in SaaS, MCNs, and Impact Driven Initiatives. Learn about how she decided to launch her business and what led her to use tech to empower others. https://buildwithjoy.co/ https://www.basicbrow…
 
Yesterday, a groundbreaking study by the RAND Corporation put the first-ever price tag on how much income inequality costs American workers. The bill? $50 trillion. You read that right: $50 trillion has been diverted from working Americans to the wealthiest 1% since 1975. To make sense of this staggering number, Nick and Goldy are joined by mathema…
 
Beatris A. Mendez Gandica talks about her journey into tech, how she landed her job at Microsoft and why she launched Nuevo Foundation. We talk about her commitment to increasing diversity in tech by preparing the next generation of Latinx in STEM. https://nuevofoundation.org/ https://www.pluralsight.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/learning/ https://…
 
Economist Olugbenga Ajilore explains how policymakers should be thinking about rural America (it’s not a monolith), and what interventions we should pursue to provide what he calls a “different kind of help.” Olugbenga Ajilore is a senior economist at the Center for American Progress. His expertise includes regional economic development, macroecono…
 
Samantha Santana is the founder of Santana Sports Management. She launched her own company to help the athletes with public relations challenges, brand management and to connect them with communities in order to give back. In a field dominated by men, she is making inroad and representing diverse clients and connecting them with brands and communit…
 
What would the workplace look like if workers were truly free? Elizabeth Anderson, a leading theorist of democracy and social justice, joins Nick and Goldy for an exploration of the ethical limits of market, theories of value and rational choice, and true freedom. Elizabeth Anderson is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished Un…
 
In this special bonus episode, Zach talks to political expert Michael Linden about the message that progressives can, and must, hammer home to win. Michael Linden is the Executive Director of the Groundwork Collaborative, an organization working to advance an economic vision for strong, broadly shared prosperity and true opportunity for all. Twitte…
 
Greg Monterrosa, a co-founder of MyLLC.com, and a startup weekend mentor and facilitator shares how he is supporting and advancing entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development. He talks about being a founder and the work that he wants to do to build his legacy and empower the Latinx community. https://www.myllc.com/ http://greg-monterrosa…
 
Neoliberalism arose in the 1970s as a response to the failure of Keynesianism to deal with the effects of stagflation. But what is Keynesianism—and who is John Maynard Keynes? In this author interview, Goldy learns from the Keynes expert, HuffPost senior reporter Zachary Carter, how Keynes’ idea defined American liberalism for much of the 1900s. Za…
 
Ricardo is the founder & CEO of VOIQ. His company raised $5 Million from YCombinator and other top Silicon Valley investors. His company is leading transformation from humans to conversational AI VoiceBots for the Enterprise. We also talk about why he founded the group of the Top Latinx Tech Leaders in the US and what he is doing to support other L…
 
Recessions are inevitable—but the complete economic catastrophe that we’ve experienced for the last five months was not. Professor Trevon Logan explains where we went wrong, debunks myths about the federal unemployment benefit (no, it doesn’t disincentivize people from returning to work!), and calls on Congress to steer us away from this economic c…
 
We know that state budget cuts and other austerity policies worsened the 2008 recession and led to a prolonged, uneven recovery. With state and local leaders already clamoring to meet the impending revenue shortfall caused by the COVID crisis, what have we learned, and what can we do differently? In this bonus episode, Paul talks to Groundwork Coll…
 
Mario talks about how his early childhood experiences shaped his life and allowed him to see things differently in life. He uses this lens when mentoring or working with founders and peers. Mario also talks about a $530 million commitment by PayPal to help support black and other underrepresented communities. Learn about his journey, his priorities…
 
Child care in the U.S. has been in crisis mode for a long time. It’s wildly expensive for families to afford, and difficult for providers to make ends meet. But now, in the age of COVID-19, even the future existence of child care in America is in doubt. Jessyn and Nick tackle the value of care work, the impossibility of finding affordable child car…
 
As we think about wealth differently, we need to begin conversations about risk taking, investing and starting businesses so we can close the wealth gap. Be inspired by Samara’s journey as a founder of Chingona Ventures, a pre-seed and seed stage venture fund focusing on industries that are massively changing and founders that are not always well u…
 
In 12 years, we’ve seen two economic crises with devastating long-term impacts. It seems by now we should be prepared to expect the unexpected… but instead, we’re relying on hastily prepared crisis legislation to save our economy. Again. Economist Lindsay Owens proposes an alternative plan: a standing, off-the-shelf program to stabilize the economy…
 
In collaboration with LatinxVC, we highlight Noramay Cadena - a Founding Partner at MiLA Capital, a seed-stage Venture Capital firm in Los Angeles. We talk about her personal and professional journey into VC and what led her to become a founding member of LatinxVC. Follow her on twitter @noramayc and learn how to join and support LatinxVC at:https:…
 
It’s less than 100 days until Election Day. What are the chances of political realignment? Is vote-by-mail a panacea? And how can despairing citizens contribute to real change? Civic Ventures President and campaign expert Zach Silk and veteran political strategist Cristina Uribe are joining forces to answer your questions about the 2020 election th…
 
Enjoy the full conversation with historian Nancy MacLean, with an extra twelve minutes that didn’t make it into this week’s episode. Nancy MacLean is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century U.S. and the William H. Chafe Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. Her book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History…
 
If it seems to you like the ultimate goal of the most extreme conservatives is to undermine democracy and cripple democratic institutions—well, according to historian Nancy MacLean, you’re right. This week, MacLean unpacks the meteoric rise in popularity of the radical right’s ideas, and offers a way forward for progressives, based on lessons from …
 
Gabriel Soto talks about the findings of a recent report conducted by Edison Research and commissioned by Adonde Media, Lantigua Williams & Co., Libsyn, NPR, and Pandora titled The Latino Podcast Listener Report points to great opportunities for current and potential Latinx podcasters. https://www.edisonresearch.com/latino-podcast-listener-report/…
 
The foundational metaphor of neoliberalism is that a rising tide lifts all boats. But, like many other assumptions in economic thought, that idea willfully ignores racism. Economist Joelle Gamble joins Jessyn and Nick to explain that when economists fail to scrutinize theories through the lens of race, they perpetuate racist outcomes. Plus, The Sad…
 
Jacques-Philippe Piverger is co-founder and managing partner at Ozone X Ventures. He talks about impact through Ozone X Ventures’ pillars of investment which intentionally focus on backing underrepresented founders, increase greater diverse representation at the C-suite and board levels, and opening investment opportunities for diversification in t…
 
Our global system is fragile because we made decisions that made it that way. Where did we go wrong? This week, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman joins Nick and Goldy to suggest that greed and unfettered globalization are to blame for our vulnerable system, and to discuss what we need to do to get back on track. Thomas Friedman is a New York…
 
Modern Monetary Theory is an attempt to accurately describe how government debt and complex financial systems actually work. MMT can help us responsibly use our resources, and no one is more knowledgeable on the subject than our returning guest this week, Professor Stephanie Kelton. As Congressional debates over the need for a new stimulus package …
 
Ish Verduzco is the author of “How Successful People Get Ish Done” and a leader and advocate of Diversity and Inclusion. We talk about his transition into D&I at Snap Inc. and how he embarked in his new journey as an author. Be inspired by his 5 year goal to influence, impact and help 1M people around the world through his book, podcast and digital…
 
The fundamentals of economic thought are built on the idea that humans are fundamentally self-interested. But, according to historian Rutger Bregman, that’s a misconception — in fact, humans are fundamentally good, and if we want to realistically address our greatest challenges, we need to reconsider our view of our own human nature. Rutger Bregman…
 
Nuno Goncalves Pedro is a two time founder with extensive experience in consulting, tech, and VC. He talks about becoming a founder and reflects on the best career advice he has received over the years. We talk about his podcast Tech DECIPHERED, the role of a startup advisor, how entrepreneurs should pitch in a time of crisis, and resources for lea…
 
COVID-19 has exposed the limits of the pharmaceutical market model. This week, patent law expert Tahir Amin joins the show to explain why vaccine development needs new incentives. Tahir Amin is an attorney dedicated to reshaping patent law to better serve the public. He is the Co-Founder and Co-ED of the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowle…
 
Budgets are a reflection of our values, and the money we budget for the police is no exception. Our state and local budgets for what we call “safety” are not getting outcomes that reflect our morals. Seattle-area King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay joins Nick and Jessyn to lay out five policies elected officials should be pledging to support r…
 
Juliana Garaizar is a lead investor in Portfolia’s Rising America Fund and the President of the Business Angel Minority Association. She talks about how she became an investor and why she is focused on increasing funding for diverse founders and for ventures serving underrepresented markets.By Adriana Flores-Ragade
 
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