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Ed Manzi

What are you currently working on?
I’m the sales director of CrowdCall, a cost-effective dialer service for state and local Democratic campaigns. Also, going through this law school thing right now.

What do you want to solve? How? Why?
Rank partisanship is ruining this country. Dehumanizing half your country is an easy strategy to not actually think for yourself and a terrible approach to functioning government.

What do you believe that no one else does?
Radical Centrism. What do you think everyone should google to learn more about? Obamacare. I still don’t fully understand it.

What is the coolest thing you've learned in 2018?
Broad City is hilarious and I am four years late to this phenom.

What are you listening to?
I’ve been listening to The Carters album a lot. Very good! Planet Money is also very interesting!

What are reading or what have you read recently that you love?
I just read Lincoln: Team of Rivals. As if it was possible to admire him even more.

What new innovation or org have you heard about working in this space that excites you?
I’ve been hearing a lot about social impact bonds recently. The model is interesting and I know a few companies that are seriously invested. Excited to see what comes of them!

Who would you most like to switch places with for a day?
Probably Chris Hemsworth. He is very attractive and also famous and also rich. Seems like a good gig.