Episode

8/25 Catherine Ruetschlin: Markets Don’t Stop Racism & D. Brian Burghart: Fatal Encounters

August 25, 2014

Demos Senior Policy analyst Catherine Reutschlin explains how markets the libertarian myth of a color blind free market, how markets can perpetuate racism, private prisons, why the “sharing” economy is not color blind and how race and inequality cannot be separated.

D. Brian Burghart, editor of the Reno News & Reviews, explains the Fatal Encounters project, creating the only database of deadly police shootings in the nation, what he’s learned since starting this crowdsourced national database project, how the local, state, and federal government doesn’t want you to know the data behind police shootings and what you can do to help.

On The Fun Half: how ISIS uses social media, how progressives can respond to real security threats, Dinesh D’Douza compares Ferguson protesters to ISIS, new disclosures on the shooting of a young black man in Walmart in Ohio, Congresspeople taking the water bucket challenge voted to cut funding for ASL research and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks

 

Past Episodes

Sam and Emma host public sector immigration lawyer Daniel Melo to discuss his recent book Borderlines: The Edges of U.S. Capitalism, Immigration, and Democracy, which contextualizes immigration policy within the history of the US, and exploring what we can do to push back against the unfair ...
Sam and Emma tackle a huge last week in news, as well as what's coming down the pike in Congress, the courts, and more. They also speak with Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA), to discuss NYTWA's new debt forgiveness campaign for Medallion cab ...
Sam and Emma host Amanda Montell, linguist and host of the Sounds Like A Cult podcast, to discuss her recent book Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, on the social role of cults, how it has changed, and the influence it has on our language today. They start off by looking at the discourse ...