Episode

2/12 Noam Scheiber: The Case for Socialized Law


February 12, 2014

The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber explains the structural inequities in the legal system, how Enron fraudster Jeffrey Skilling ended up with such a light sentence, how the legal system is stacked against the poor, the history of legal aid, the limits of legal aid, the role of the  Great Society and public law, what is legal Medicare? How the rich can buy better treatment under the law, why we need to socialize law, how it should be done, why we need to limit what the wealthy can on lawyers and how socialized law will help reform the entire criminal justice system.

On The Fun Half: the American hunger crisis and the implications of the Food Stamp cuts, how Reagan and Clinton cuts set the stage for the modern hunger crisis, what happens to the unemployed after unemployment runs out, Rush Limbaugh’s bizarre inner struggle over Michael Sam, Ron Paul talks about “honest rape”, Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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