Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Positive thinking is part of the American ethos. We spend millions of dollars and countless hours motivating employees and students to focus on success. But author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich says our inability to even consider failure has contributed directly to our economic woes. She joins Kojo to explore the potential dangers of looking on the bright side.
- Barbara Ehrenreich Author, "Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America."
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