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Behind the Militias in Malheur; The Economics of Single Payer

Blaine_CooperWe take you into the history of the people and organizations currently mounting an armed occupation of the Malheur wildlife refuge in Oregon. Plus: The Bernie Sanders campaign has re-started a national conversation about single-payer healthcare – we go inside the numbers of his proposal with the economist who helped to generate them.

Guests:

  • David Neiwert, Northwest Correspondent for the Southern Poverty Law Center, author of In God’s Country: The Patriot Movement in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Gerald Friedman, Professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he’s done detailed work costing out single-payer health plans for the United States, including for the Sanders campaign.

 

 

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