VFTB 044: Paul & Phillip Collins — Obama, Transformer or Technocrat? / The Information Cartel

BARACK OBAMA is on a political roll, finally getting his health care reform bill and preparing to push through (equally unpopular) legislation on climate change and immigration reform. But can President Obama — or any president — really offer change?

We present two interviews with our go-to guys on “deep politics”, Paul and Phillip Collins. They analyze tensions between transformers and technocrats within the Obama administration, and then discuss the Rand Corporation, an “epistemological cartel” that filters information before it reaches the president.

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Reminder: Derek is heading to Nashville this week to be the “servant of ceremonies” for The Last Days Conference Friday and Saturday, April 23rd & April 24th in Antioch, Tennessee. Speakers include:

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