Bhaskar Sunkara is Fed Up with the Bloodless Wonks

Miles Kampf-Lassin

Three years ago, Jacobin founder and In These Times Senior Editor Bhaskar Sunkara was a frustrated 20-year-old, fed up with what he calls, “the bloodless, wonkery of Beltway liberals.” The economy was clearly in crisis, along with the US system of government. Big questions needed to be asked and yet most media outlets were still pumping out guff about “recovery.” As he puts it in this interview with Laura Flanders of GRITtv, “We’ve been sold an ideology that’s based on the golden age of capitalism; based on the welfare state. We were told that if we work hard, if we keep our heads down, then we would be given at the very least a stable nine-to-five job, at the very least enough for a home, enough for a car, enough to raise a family. Workers for the last few decades have been finding out that that’s a lie. The question is what happens then?”

Miles Kampf-Lassin, a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School in Deliberative Democracy and Globalization, is a Web Editor at In These Times. Follow him on Twitter @MilesKLassin

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