(Episode Excerpts: 0.4, 1.3.2, 7.2, and 9.2) This Week: (1) Boris gets on his soapbox about whinny billionaires; (2) Josh talks about Tom Perkins’ Sex and the Single Zillionaire; (3) Campaign finance laws: what does McCutcheon mean for money in politics?; and (4) Capital, power and the American oligarchy. We discuss recent scholarship on income inequality and the influence of money in politics.
(Recorded Apr. 26, 2014) This Week: (1) A big week for race in America – we discuss Cliven Bundy and the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action; (2) Capital, Power and the American Oligarchy; (3) Immigration Reform – will the Republicans get on board?
(Recorded Feb. 22, 2014) This Week: (1) Developments in Ukraine; (2) Domestic politics: governors’ scandals, predictions for 2016, and who do republican’s hate more, Obama or the Clintons? (3) Presidents’ Day throw down, FDR v. LBJ–battle of the initials; (4) Boris gets on his soapbox about whinny billionaires.