Letters and Politics

History of Tax Cuts & George Monbiot’s Project for a Better Society

Considered as the largest legislative achievement of 2017 for Republicans, this Wednesday afternoon, the House of Representatives gave final approval to its tax bill and sends it to the President Trump’s desk for his signature.

Thus, on today’s show, we are in conversation with Isaac William Martin, Professor of Sociology at the University of California-San Diego, about history of GOP tax cuts. He is the author of Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent.

 

 

In the second part of the show, Mitch Jeserich talks to George Monbiot about his latest book Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis. He explains how human nature is not competition and individualism that characterize our current system, but actually altruism and cooperation.

  • Wow, one of the best shows in a while, by me. A two-fer, two clear voices, one for how today’s Rich People’s Movement parotts word for word the Rich People’s Movement of the 1920s.
    Second UK Guardian columnist has a more clear voice than virtually any USA voice on how a new economic story is coming. Mitch steers him into talking about a return to the idea of a “commons.” George summarizes this succinctly and takes ti right into Land Value tax, the Progressive answer to returning land back into a commons under local control.
    Very impressive. I conveyed both authors to Jon Weiner by email. Put this one in teh next fundraiser pkg.

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