Kurt Anderson has been the co-founder of Spy magazine, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, a columnist for Time magazine, and the author of two novels. Today on KIRO/Seattle, we talked about his new book, “Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America.”

He explained the cyclical nature of our economy and how our current situation gives us a shot at new innovation and a new direction. I asked him about the role of government in resetting the country, whether that might mean a reversal of long-held beliefs (like when it comes to nuclear power, for instance), and what he means by “our values.”

Listen, then buy the book, then check Anderson’s “Reset Economy” blog, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!