July 31- Sexting and Female Desires for Virtual Carnal Knowledge; "The Danger of American Apathy on NSA Surveillance"; Obama's "Grand Bargain" and the Dallas Fed Report

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Part 1

We begin with the phenomenon of “sexting” and an analysis of the role of women in the Anthony Weiner affair who have been portrayed as victims when it is clear that they are active participants in what our first guest Susan Jacoby calls “a course and creepy Internet culture dedicated to male and female desires for virtual carnal knowledge”. She is the author of “The Last Men on Top” and has an article in Wednesday’s New York Times “Weiner’s Women” susan jacoby


Part 2

Then we examine today declassification of secret NSA surveillance programs following the leaks by Edward Snowden. Former Counsel to Senator Russ Feingold, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Elizabeth Goitein, the co-director of the Liberty and Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice joins us to discuss the incremental assault on our civil liberties since 9/11 and her article at The Christian Science Monitor “The Danger of American Apathy on NSA Surveillance”.

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Part 3

Then finally we discuss President Obama’s “Grand Bargain” to revive the economy and the report just out from the Dallas Fed “How Bad Was It? The Costs and Consequences of the 2008 Financial Crisis” which conservatively estimates the damage at 14 trillion, the equivalent of one year’s U.S. GDP. The author of “Age of Greed: the Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present” Jeff Madrick, joins us. He contributes regularly to The New York Review of Books and writes a column on economics for Harpers.

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