Letters and Politics

The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929 & End of Haitians’ TPS

On today’s show, host Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Depression-era scholar Robert S. McElvaine about the trickle-down economics approach and massive tax cuts of the 1920s that preceded the Great Depression. Robert McElvaine is a professor of History at Millsaps College in Mississippi, he is author of the book The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941.  His latest piece in the Washington Post is I’m a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.


Then, we talk to Regine O. Jackson, Associate Professor of Sociology at Agnes Scott College. As a migration scholar focused on the Haitian diaspora, she comments Trump administration’s decision to put an end at the temporary status (TPS) protecting some 60.000 Haitians. Professor Jackson’s latest book is Geographies of the Haitian Diaspora.

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