(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 April. 12, 2014) This Week: (1) Feinstein v. CIA: will we ever know if torture works, and does it matter?; (2) Campaign finance laws: what does McCutcheon mean for money in politics?; (3) 2014 Midterms: we rundown some races where the Democrats look strong.