Is capitalism the future, past its prime, or what? Our live episode on it features stand-up from favorites Helen Hong and Mitch Burrow, insight from experts Elham Saeidinezhad of the Milken Institute and Kevan Harris, UCLA sociology professor and author of “A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran,” plus comedy and hosting by Toby Muresianu and Sameer Suri!
Comedians Joe Dosch and Chris Estrada join Paul Ong, Urban Planning professor at UCLA, and Mott Smith, founder of Civic Enterprise Development for stand-up and discussion on gentrification at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club! Hosted by Toby Muresianu and Faith Choyce.
We return to NYC to tackle incarceration with vocal advocate for police Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute, libertarian and founder of Renegade University Thaddeus Russell, former criminal and comedian Petey DeAbreau, and former prosecutor and comedian JL Cauvin. What do you think? Go to our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/UnsafeSpaceShow) to discuss this episode!
Table of Contents:
1:08 Show begins.
2:54 Toby Muresianu Standup
7:35 JL Cauvin Standup
14:10 Petey DeAbreu Standup
22:32 What causes America’s high incarceration rates?
32:35 Why don’t other countries that prohibit the same things have similar rates of incarceration?
41:39 Is a racial conspiracy to blame for incarceration, a la Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow”?
43:53 What led you to crime?
45:58 What would the effect of legalizing drugs be on poor communities?
52:28 What was the experience of a prosecutor like?
59:20 Evidentiary requirements and the constitution.
1:06:20 Stop and Frisk.
1:14:30 Growing up in the hood.
1:18:51 Audience member: It’s not an honest discussion with out addressing racism.
The word of the day is wealth redistribution. Well, that’s two words, but the questions remain, such as:
Should we raise the wage or lower the class rage?
Welfare state: good idea or bad university name?
Blame the billionaire class or celebrate classy billionaires?
Coming to the rescue is our latest show, featuring two great guest comedians:
* Betsy Salkind, who’s appeared on the Tonight Show and Comedy Central and is also a former Federal Reserve Bank Examiner.
* Keith Carey, a fixture at the Comedy Store, host of the Mean Boys Podcast, and winner of three SoCal comedy competitions.
Plus two great experts from very different areas:
* James McKeever, the Chair of Sociology and Philosophy at Pierce College. In addition to teaching, he has worked with the Los Angeles County Probation Department on designing prevention and intervention programs for detained youth.
* Andrei Muresianu, director of research at Capital Group, one of the world’s largest investment management organizations, as well as a former hedge fund manager and board member at Para Los Ninos educational nonprofit. He is also the brother of one of the co-hosts and has been selected through sheer nepotism.
Also joining us will be the most important part of the show – YOU, in the crowd, asking the big questions!
The facebook event is here if you want to be a doll and RSVP.
Tickets are $5 at the door. Parking is available east of the venue, Oh My Ribs Entertainment at 6468 Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood.