Episode

4/8 Zoë Carpenter: Will Phony Populists Hijack the Fight Against Inequality?

April 8, 2014

Nation reporter Zoe Carpenter explains what phony populism is, Democrats who embrace watered down trickle down economics, President Obama’s praise for some of America’s worst CEOs, repackaging Rubinomics, the pseudo solutions offered by some in the technology sector, why real solutions to inequality would involve stopping the flow of wealth upward, the globalization and technology myth of inequality, why Democrats need to get real on the class warfare defining America today, the distinctions between talking about inequality and opportunity and the untapped opportunity to for radical youth moments.

New poll shows that Democratic voters might stay home in large numbers in the midterms and why we need to keep the Senate out of Republican hands. Sean Hannity and Bob Beckel host and disrespect a Muslim American father who does not want his children to get invited to a religious event at his public school.

On The Fun Half: Hannity and Beckel continue to berate their Muslim guest, Mississippi school passes around peppermint paddy to explain that girls get “dirty” after sex, Random Rush, why Rush’s listeners read children’s books, President Obama will sign executive orders targeting pay disparity, charter schools not performing better than public schools in Chicago, another far right politician cheats on his wife, Eric Holder tells Louie Gohmert “not to go there” and your calls and IMs.

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