Inspired by listener feedback, Doug and Chris dive into the issue of government deficits, tell bad economics jokes (well, Doug does), and talk about whether the United States can afford to fight climate change as it rings up huge government deficits and unemployment stats.
2.50 Doug's joke from an economist
5.55 Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)
7.20 Balanced budgets and austerity programs
10.55 Federal jobs guarantees
12.45 Republicans, deficits, and hypocrisy
16.05 Climate change reversal and deficits
20.10 Creating a new economy