Episode

2/27 David Dayen: How the post office could save the economy — and change your life

February 27, 2014

Journalist David Dayen explains how the Post Office could offer financial services, how the poor are exploited by predatory lenders and service providers, why the Post Office is a perfect place to provide basic financial services, how banking could save the artificial postal crisis imposed by Congress, how the Post Office could offer financial services now, why hardcore Republicans dominate the Post Office board of governors, why federal benefits would be delivered better through the Post Office, how the poor would save money and help overcome some of the hardships of our immigrant communities, how Postal banking could make a recession much less likely and how this can actually happen.

Andrew Cuomo’s new political maneuvering reveals all of the pathologies of the Democratic Party elite.

On The Fun Half: Christian fanatic Bryan Fischer worries about “Big Gay”, how reform happens, where the minimum wage should really be, neo-liberal foreign policy and lower wages at home, and your calls and IMs.

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