Episode

11/27 Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico w/Alyshia Gálvez

November 27, 2018

Alyshia Galvez (@alyshiagalvez), author of ‘Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico,’ joins us.

Sam answers a listener’s question on the pitfalls of economic nationalism. Trump promises no auto plant closures in Michigan in 2016, the same thing to folks in Youngstown, OH in 2017. Paul Manafort thinks he’s getting pardoned by Donald Trump, probably broke his plea deal.

Alyshia Galvez (@alyshiagalvez) joins us to discuss her new book, ‘Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico,’ in which Galvez examines the impact of NAFTA on the Mexican working class. By flooding Mexico with cheap corn and other goods from the US, NAFTA impacted many areas of life, including nutrition, culture, and the ability of subsistence farmers to remain in their communities. Galvez breaks down some of NAFTA’s “sacred ideas” and makes the case for a trade policy based around human needs, rather than profits for the global 1%.

On the fun half: First female Ole Miss Rhodes scholar calls out Cindy Hyde Smith as racist. Tomi Lahren rants about asylum seekers who are ungrateful for the help offered to them. MSNBC reporter debunks GOP claims that the caravan is violent. Boris Epshteyn justifies teargassing the people in the caravan. Trump says he doesn’t believe the climate change report. Tom Delay says the national climate assessment is “a disgrace.” Stefan Molyneux advocates for Poland and the white ethno-state. Do Democrats need to make a better case to the white working class? Plus, your calls and IMs!

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