Ep. 80: Futurist John Feffer on His Hopes and Worries for America and the World in the Year 2021 and Beyond
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On this episode of The Truth Report I am sharing a special New Year’s Eve episode of my other podcast The Chauncey DeVega Show.
John Feffer is a futurist, foreign policy expert, social theorist, and author of the speculative fiction books Splinterlands and Frostlands. He is also Director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies.
His work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The American Prospect, Salon, The Progressive, The Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, and many other publications. He is a former associate editor of World Policy Journal.
Feffer shares his predictions, hopes, and worries about how the pandemic and other crises will alter our lives across such areas as a “new” capitalism and other political and economic arrangements, massive unemployment caused by robots and other forms of automation, the expanding power of the corporateocracy, and the disruptions caused by global warming.
He also cautions about how America is on the brink of widescale mob violence and what it actually means to live in our dystopian reality.
Chauncey DeVega reflects on the year 2020 and its season of death and economic misery and plague and fascism – and what it means to struggle and triumph as hope warriors in the years to come in an America that is in many ways an undead country.
And Chauncey offers thanks and sends positive energy and thanks to all of the listeners and other supporters of his podcasts The Chauncey DeVega Show and The Truth Report as well as other work.
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Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.