It’s another Ellie’s Talking Head show! Our featured idealist is Majorie Kelly, who has written and spoken extensively on changing America’s capitalist system to end “financial extraction” where only the rich get richer. Instead, she favors community-based ownership where everyone is lifted up. I also highlight Frank Bruni, a NYT columnist and author who recently wrote about how the 2024 election isn’t at all about the cost of living, but rather the price we’d pay for a loss of democracy. I then pivot to reflecting about serving on my local school board one year in. I think it’s an informative episode—if only I didn’t stumble over words in the show notes!