Democracy is on the run, but is it away from pepper-spraying cops or toward new opportunities? Maybe both. We talk Occupy and even when we say we shouldn't focus on police brutality, well we kind of do. Plus who could have predicted that the "super committee" in the U.S. was going to fail? Someone the world keeps going. And Matt challenges Stephen to explain what is going on in Italy with their technocratic government. Stephen lived there for a few months 20 years ago, so that's fair isn't it?
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