July 27, 2020
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
July 20, 2020
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
The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton
July 13, 2020
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
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