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The Big Life Questions Show
Episode 67: Will Donald Trump Sending Federal Troops to American Cities Lead to Death?

Episode 67: Will Donald Trump Sending Federal Troops to American Cities Lead to Death?

July 27, 2020

Show Notes

Donald Trump is sending law and order forces into American cities to "combat violence", evidently as a political strategy to improve his chances of re-election. Where is this leading, what are the consequences for America, and will his political strategy work?

 

0.30 Chris' assessment of the situation

5.10 Trump's political strategy of emphasizing urban violence

9.55 Trump as a law and order President

12.10 "Solving" imaginary problems

15.00 Sidebar on AOC

16.15 Election Polls

Episode 66: How Can the Government Help People Find Good Jobs?

Episode 66: How Can the Government Help People Find Good Jobs?

July 20, 2020

Show Notes

With more than 14 million people in the United States currently unemployed, Chris and Doug  discuss what the government could actually do to create more good jobs.

 

0.40 How to think about the Government's Role in the Economy

1.30 Income inequality

6.25 Mission based investments

12.30 The link between health insurance and employment

15.30 Government deficits and The Deficit Myth

18.00 The Problem with Trickle-Down Economics

 

Links

The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton

Episode 65: Is It Too Late To Control COVID-19 In the United States?

Episode 65: Is It Too Late To Control COVID-19 In the United States?

July 13, 2020

Show Notes

Here we contemplate whether or not the United States has a path through its COVID 19 response mess. and, if so, how.

0.40 Why are we in such a bad place?

10.50 The testing quagmire

13.45 Japan Inc

16.20 If Biden wins, what happens in our fight against COVID?

24.20 A Mary Trump diversion

28.50 The school opening debacle

Episode 64: Should The NFL and Major League Baseball Play Their Seasons This Year?

Episode 64: Should The NFL and Major League Baseball Play Their Seasons This Year?

July 6, 2020

Chris and Doug discuss an earth-shattering topic -- at least for American sports fans. Our cohosts debate the pros and cons of Major League Baseball and the National Football League playing their seasons. Also, Chris throws in a few Netflix recommendations.

0.40 Some Big Ifs

3.15 A flawed notion of a baseball season

10.45 Deep dive on the NFL

15.30 Should the NFL delay the start of the season?

18.05 A radical idea from Chris 

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