Letters and Politics

Special – Government Response to the Coronavirus

Guest: Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Visiting Professor at the New School University in New York. His recent work has concentrated on analyzing the causes and alternative solutions to the global economic crisis. His latest books is Understanding Socialism. Richard Wolff is the founder of the … Continued


Letters and Politics

Government and Public Policy in Times of Crisis

Guest: Professor Linda Bilmes is Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Finance at Harvard Kennedy School. She was Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Commerce during the Clinton administration. She has co-authored multiple books, including The Three Trillion Dollar War (with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz).   … Continued


Guest: Dr Eric Feigl Ding (@DrEricDing) is an award winning epidemiologist, health economist and nutrition scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also an advocate for public health and health justice. His public policy work focuses on the intersection of epidemiology and behavioral economics, and has influenced many government guidelines.   Guest: … Continued


Letters and Politics

The State of the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Guest: David A. Hopkins is Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College who specializes in the study of American political parties, elections, Congress, and voting behavior. He is the author of Red Fighting Blue: How Geography and Electoral Rules Polarize American Politics.   Guest: Norman Solomon is a journalist, media critic and progressive activist … Continued


Guest: Karen Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law. Author of several books, her latest is Reimagining the National Security State: Liberalism on the Brink. Guest: Robert Pollin is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of … Continued


Guest: Matt Grossmann is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University. He is author of several books including Asymmetric Politics and his latest Red State Blues: How the Conservative Revolution Stalled in the States. Guest: DD Guttenplan, Editor of the Nation magazine. … Continued