Episode

5/5 Digby: The Politics of Inequality & Benghazi

May 5, 2014

Blogger and 2014 Hillman Prize winner Digby (Heather Parton) explains what she will say in her Hillman address, her writing on economic and social justice, how progressives put pressure on the Democratic Party, fighting conventional wisdom on cutting the social safety net, inequality and structural problems in politics, the self replicating nature of inequality, the stunning amounts of money plutocrats are throwing into politics, the success of Thomas Piketty’s book, Piketty’s argument on the nature of inequality, are we on the verge of a real political argument in America? What will the Obama Administration do with a Republican controlled Senate? how the austerity consensus keeps dragging down the economy and the Benghazi “scandal” and the Republican scandal industry and remembering the Bill Clinton scandal era.

On The Fun Half: Our new Walter Block mix, Iowa Republican Senate candidate Jodi Ernst’s new guns, leather and Obamacare ad, Thom Hartmann’s run in with Walter Block, Satanists seek crowd sourced funding for Satan statue to be built in oklahoma, Cliven Bundy fan threatens to cut Harry Reid’s balls off and your calls and IMs.

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