Liberal Is A Dirty Word Only When You Don’t Understand What It Means [VIDEO]

Meritocracy is the idea of “a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement” — it’s what the world we live in was supposed to be like. In this interview find out how 9/11, Enron, the recession, Katrina, and other crises all contributed to the Fail Decade (0:45), why climate change is our greatest existential threat (5:00), and how the middle class — like Obi-Wan Kenobi — is our only hope (7:20).