4/15 Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management w/ Caitlin Rosenthal

April 15, 2019

Caitlin Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, joins us to discuss her new book, Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management.

On today’s show: Sarah Sanders says Congress isn’t smart enough to look over Trump’s tax returns.

Caitlin Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, joins us to discuss her new book, Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management. While some think that capitalism worked at cross purposes with slavery, the two were intertwined for much of US history. By looking at the complex connections between New World slavery and early capitalist development, as well as elements that have carried over into modern management structures, Rosenthal shows how the institution of chattel slavery influences our system of production to this day.

The Democratic establishment attempts to discipline the progressive wing of the Party; Bernie Sanders fires back.

On the fun half: Trump says migrants will be shipped to sanctuary cities after holding period, threatens to throttle sanctuary cities with undocumented immigrants. Chris Wallace explains why the administration’s new immigration plan would be illegal/unfeasible. Pelosi plays down influence of AOC wing of the Party, says “it’s like five people.” Daily Wire writer says drag is blackface, transgender people cheapen womanhood. Stephen Moore says capitalism is more important than democracy. Cardi B endorses Bernie because he’s been consistent for a long time. Fox & Friends tell Andrew Yang UBI “robbing other people of their ability to be a self-made success story.” Dan Crenshaw says attacks on him are “a new low in partisanship and dishonesty.” Should the Democrats advocate jailing bosses who hire illegal immigrants?

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