WBEZ | Eighties http://www.wbez.org/tags/eighties Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The '80s may offer clues about today's economic environment http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-24/80s-may-offer-clues-about-todays-economic-environment-84182 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-24/Rubix Flickr leveretdreaming.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>If the '80s is your destination you won&rsquo;t actually need a DeLorean to get there. Just open up the new book by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.davidsirota.com/">David Sirota</a> <em>Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now</em>.<br /><br />The senior editor of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.inthesetimes.com/"><em>In These Times</em></a> boldly goes where many might fear to tread - the decade that brought us Madonna and the Gipper. And what he finds isn&rsquo;t always pretty. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>'s Alison Cuddy spoke to Sirota, and he began by discussing what 2011 looks like through '80s-era glasses.<br /><br />Thursday, he&rsquo;ll join the A.V. Club&rsquo;s Nathan Rabin to swap '80s trivia while discussing his new book. That event takes place at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/chcc/SCE.html">University of Illinois at Chicago&rsquo;s Student Center East</a>.</p></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-24/80s-may-offer-clues-about-todays-economic-environment-84182