Episode

10/1 Why Student Debt Cancellation Must Be on the Progressive Agenda w/ Marshall Steinbaum

October 1, 2019

Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall), assistant professor of economics at the University of Utah, joins Sam to discuss his latest piece in Current Affairs, “Cancelling Student Debt Reduces the Racial Wealth Gap.” Michael Brooks hosts the fun half.

On today’s show: Worker says he’s going broke due to healthcare costs on his union plan, Amy Klobuchar responds that it’s most important to let workers keep the plans they fought for.

Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall), assistant professor of economics at the University of Utah, joins Sam to discuss his latest piece in Current Affairs, “Cancelling Student Debt Reduces the Racial Wealth Gap.” In this piece, he lays out what student debt cancellation would mean for the economy and why progressives should be suspicious of anyone who calls it “regressive.”

On the fun half: Yang’s antiracist message and appeal to material interests are convincing 2016 Trump voters. Ro Khanna explains the difference right now between Bernie and Warren. A plug for the “1 million calls for Bernie” campaign. Get involved at berniesanders.com/call! Jamie answers a question on libertarian socialism. Bernie calls on young voters to change the course of the country. Pelosi backs Henry Cuellar over Justice Democrats’ candidate Jessica Cisneros. James Mitchell, architect of CIA torture, says Trump is getting a raw deal like he did.

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