Douglas Rushkoff's advice for the next president (VIDEO).

Watch Douglas Rushkoff’s Advice for the Next President (Video) 

Watch Douglas Rushkoff’s Advice for the Next President (Video) 

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Advice for the next president.
May 30 2016 9:33 AM

Douglas Rushkoff’s Advice for the Next President


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“There’s a general belief amongst the political class that a growing economy is good for everybody,” media theorist Douglas Rushkoff says in the video above, speaking about issues that the next president must prioritize. “What they need to understand is that the way corporations grow is by extracting value from people and places and storing it up in share price.”

In the latest installment in a weekly series from Slate, 92Y, and New America, we hear from Rushkoff—a media theorist, critic, and author—as he offers his advice for the next U.S. president. Each Monday this election season, we’ll publish a short video in which a policy maker, writer, or thinker gives the next commander in chief their best ideas for how to handle the highest office in the land.


Above, Rushkoff elaborates on those misconceptions about today’s economy, and what should be done about it, as well as what job he thinks the president should do for a day in order to understand the country better.

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