There are no tanks in the streets, people still vote, newspapers still publish—people may not immediately realize our democracy is dying. New York Times best-seller “How Democracies Die” co-author Prof. Steven Levitsky joins us. With host Kris Welch.
Americans don’t like to be taxed, we’re told — after all, who would willingly part with their hard earned money? But according to Vanessa Williamson that assumption is largely incorrect. She has studied attitudes toward paying taxes – and argues that our misperceptions have deleterious consequences, including discounting the contributions of low income people. She … Continued
Neoliberal globalization, the economic order which has reigned for the last forty years, has been premised on free trade, with the United States government playing a key role in managing global capitalism. Donald Trump has promised to bring a halt to the export of jobs and much of the free movement of labor in the … Continued
While much of the public is still reeling over the election of Donald Trump, the power of his appeal may be less surprising than we think, given America’s long history of right-wing populism and the contradictions of liberalism. Steve Fraser traces the history of the notion of the limousine liberal, central to right-wing populism and … Continued
Republicans On Offensive To Influence Judicial Decisions; Setting The Record Straight on Shimon Peres’ Legacy. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.