Chris Hayes, Gail Collins on politics: KPFK 6/20

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CHRIS HAYES of MSNBC and The Nation talks about the pervasive failure of our elites –which shows that it’s time to move beyond meritocracy, even though it triumphed with the election of Obama.  Our new goal, he says, should be equality.  His new book is Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.

Also: how the market has taken over intimate life, from dating to marriage to childraising and even to death: Berkeley sociologist ARLIE HOCHSCHILD explains.  Her new book is The Outsourced Self.

Plus: GAIL COLLINS, the New York Times op-ed columnist, has been spending time in Texas, to see how the Lone Star state has hijacked our future.   She will report on her findings — alarming, and, of course, hilarious.  Her new book is As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda.