Sep 22 • 1HR 9M

Hardly Working

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
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Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI’s Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, makes an overdue Remnant return to discuss his new book, Men Without Work: Post-Pandemic Edition, an expanded version of his 2016 release which examined the collapse of work for men in modern America. Why are increasingly large numbers of men abandoning the workforce? Is something similar going on with women? And what will be the social, cultural, and economic effects of this trend? Tune in to hear these questions answered, and to hear some reflections on why work is valuable in the first place.

Show Notes:

- Dr. Eberstadt’s page at AEI

- Men Without Work: Post-Pandemic Edition

- Dr. Eberstadt: “What’s Behind the Flight from Work in Post-Pandemic America”

- The Remnant with Michael Strain

- Charles Murray’s Coming Apart

- The Remnant with Marian Tupy

- Keynes: “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren”

- China, unquarantined

- Allahpundit, unmasked

- Dispatch Live introduces Kevin D. Williamson