March 26th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, Political Junkie, Revenue 2.0, the new middle class.
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March 26th Show

Today, the role of the political junkie will be played by Matt Bai, author and political writer for the New York Times magazine. (Ken Rudin is on vacation and has yet to promise us that he will be back next week). In this week's Political Junkie, we'll talk about Bill Richardson's endorsement of Barack Obama, the delegate grab-bag in Michigan and Ohio, and author Leslie Bennetts will try to put to rest the question that has been rearing its head around the political-sphere: Should Hillary drop out the race? Stay tuned for our topic of discussion for the end of the hour. It's coming together as I type this.

In our second hour, Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, Kevin Rose, founder of, and Brad Feld, a venture capitalist, talk about the cost of offering online information... at NO cost. How does it work? How do businesses get their money? And is this the only business model that works? At the end of the hour, Moises Naim, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, explains why he believes the lifestyles of the existing American middle class will have to drastically change to make room for a new emerging global middle class.