Best Economic News You’ll Never Hear, Major Cities Losing People & Rich Kids Get Into Elite Colleges through Elite Sports…First, Mayor Pete’s Problem and a Prediction

Atlantic Magazine writer, Derek Thompson, is our guest for a conversation about and around provocative stories and subjects he’s written about.

Derek touches on a part of the economy that’s doing well but isn’t getting any attention, the bizarre reason for the declining population of a few major American cities and the elite sports that give the advantage to rich, white high schoolers. 

Mark and Derek also revisit his book, Hit Makers, the making of a hit idea (the science of popularity)

For the articles from Derek Thompson that we spoke of and more, here’s the link: https://www.theatlantic.com/author/derek-thompson/

For Derek’s book click here:  HIT MAKERS

Michael Shure visits to talk Mayor Pete, Elizabeth Warren, Iowa polls, the Syria mess and a prediction.

contact the show at: edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

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00:00:45-00:22:15 Michael Shure on Politics

00:22:15-00:58:00 Atlantic Writer, Derek Thompson