Stephanie L. Mudge (@stephaniemudge), author of Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism, joins us.
On today’s show: Bernie explains policy that would outlaw right-to-work states.
Stephanie L. Mudge (@stephaniemudge), author of Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism, joins us. In this book, Mudge examines the trajectory of left-leaning political parties in Germany, the UK, Sweden and the US. While the social democratic parties of Europe started out more socialist and labor-oriented than the Democratic Party in the US, their economic policies converged in the Keynesian era and into the neoliberal turn. Mudge focuses on the influence of experts on these policy decisions and argues that neoliberalism was a choice, not merely a response to economic forces beyond anyone’s control.
On the fun half: Michael Tracey says that anyone other than journalists would lose their jobs after a mistake like Russia investigation. Tucker Carlson defends Bush’s motives in Iraq war. Joanna Hausmann, comedian, woke-splains why US needs to intervene in Venezuela. Surprise: her dad is Guaido’s pick for Venezuela’s IDB representative. Ben Shapiro whines about AOC not debating him. Stephen Moore says he’s new to this whole fed game. @TheSerfsTV discusses being de-platformed from Youtube by the alt-right. Tucker Carlson insults Chris Hayes, suggests Americans should treat climate change with skepticism after Russia investigation. Mehdi Hasan grills Israeli ambassador to UN on 2-state solution. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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