Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) The media likes to refer to Congress' attempts at legislating as "making the sausage". But it's actually a giant shit show. If you want to be disillusioned by government. But I thought I'd use the sausage making analogy because it's sufficiently disgusting. Zach Carter, whose book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy and the Life of John Maynard Keynes is now available in paperback was today's guest. In addition to his new newsletter that you should subscribe to, he had an op-ed [...]
After a look at the day's news, we welcomed Stephanie Kelton back to the show. Stephanie is a professor of public policy and economics at Stony Brook University and former chief economist on the US Senate Budget Committee, working under Bernie Sanders. Check out Stephanie's op-ed for the LA Times from from Sept. 28, "Congress can give every American a pony (if it breeds enough ponies)", and her op-ed for the NY Times from yesterday, "How We Think About the Deficit Is Mostly Wrong."
Today, Nicole tackles the right wing, deceptively edited smears of a Planned Parenthood. Frederick Clarkson explains the roots of the group formed to take down PPFA. Plus Stephanie Kelton, the Democrats Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee tells us about her new gig, working with ranking member Bernie Sanders, and weighs in on the economic world woes.