Episode

10/16 Michael McAuliff: Republicans Finally Surrender? & Sasha Abramsky: The American Way of Poverty

October 16, 2013

Huffington Post Congressional reporter, Michael McAuliff explains what the likely bill to avert the default will look like, the dangers of a “Grand Bargain” why the Democrats what budget negotiations, how the Democrats folded on the sequester, how conservatives lose the battle but are still winning the war and why Republicans in the House could still lead us to default.

Demos Senior Fellow, Sasha Abramsky explains why he wrote his new book theAmerican Way of Poverty, the stunning range of poverty in America, why poverty hits people in all demographics, why poverty is about inequality not scarcity and why we don’t address the poverty crisis in America.

On The Better Half: Glenn Greenwald to launch his own journalism venture with backing from Pierre Omidyar, JP Morgan spends most of its money protecting itself from the law, Random Rush, people in countries with more social spending are happier and your calls and IMs.

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