The McFuture Podcast with Steve Faktor

Freakier than Freakonomics. More funny than Planet Money.

Futurist, author & innovation maharishi Steve Faktor is your guide to The McFuture, a world drowning in #Kardashians but starved for meaning.

The podcast features Steve’s provocative, funny monologues about our future and mind-blowing conversations with cultural icons, Nobel-winning economists, and innovators shaping our world.

The theme for Season 1 is ‘saturation’, the subject of Steve’s next book.

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TOPICS: Economics, Satire, Innovation, Comedy, Culture, Technology, Futurism, Happiness, Purpose, Philosophy, Political Humor, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Self-Help, Self-Improvement, Social Sciences, Society & Culture, Parody, Talk Radio, Talk Shows, Culture of Technology, Faith, Humor, Political Satire, Ideas, Strategy

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The 13 Economic Crimes of American Healthcare [Part 2 of 6]

The ultimate, 100% organic, locally-sourced, gluten-free business case for why our healthcare system is an economic nightmare.  And why those who think they’re safe – the insured – are most vulnerable. By the time we’re done, every citizen, capitalist, entrepreneur, artist and cripple will want to rise up and smash our system … The 13 Economic Crimes …

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[8] 5 Reasons Why Bullshit Won

Ever wonder why suddenly there’s all kinds of “fake news” and everyone, including our President, can lie without consequence? Steve Faktor explains the five evolutionary reasons why bullshit is winning. Enjoy the latest episode of The McFuture podcast (or read it below)! Remember to share it & rate it  5-stars … [8] 5 Reasons Why …

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This is the big one. On this episode of The McFuture podcast, we dig deep into why everything we heard about income inequality is wrong. Here are the real root causes. Enjoy.  (Though slightly less thrilling, you can also read it below…) … [7] DEBUNKING INEQUALITYRead More »