This week, Paul and Sean discuss what the conversations surrounding “alt-ac” jobs get wrong and what graduate programs in the humanities can do to help alumni navigate life after tweed. Then, in a follow up to their two-parter on Karl Marx anime The Leader, they take a deep dive into the comic strip version of Friedrich Hayek’s libertarian classic, The Road to Serfdom.
Paul and Sean lament the failure of the Democratic Party to deal with its own sexual harassers both today and in the 1990s. Then, a quick preview of the first “Impolitic Goes to the Movies” and the sanitized world of circus founder PT Barnum. After a quick visit to the lamest hotel for limousine liberals, they consider the consequences of the Republican tax reform plan for graduate students.