Episode

5/14 Why South Korea Succeeded Where the US Failed w/ Tim Shorrock

May 14, 2020

Michael Brooks hosts Tim Shorrock of the Nation to discuss how South Korea successfully combatted the coronavirus, kept its economy functioning, and kept its people safe.

On today’s show: Trump says Obamagate was the “greatest political crime in history,” Obama officials would be in jail if he were a Democrat.

Tim Shorrock of the Nation joins Michael to discuss how South Korea successfully combatted the coronavirus, kept its economy functioning, and kept its people safe. How South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in was elected on a platform of expanding the welfare state and normalizing relations with North Korea. The steps the President has taken to fulfill these promises in office and his resulting popularity. SK’s relationship with China. The aggressive program of testing and contact-tracing that enabled South Korea to flatten the curve without draconian lockdown measures.

On the fun half: Trump moves the goalposts, now says over 100k deaths is not bad. Trump says Fauci concern over reopening schools “not an acceptable answer.” Trump says mail-in voting is a Democrat ploy to stop GOP. Senate votes that the government can now look at your web browsing data without a warrant. Pramila Jayapal explains her proposals to expand HEROES stimulus. Jim Clyburn says he likes Jayapal’s bill and all, but “we have to pay for all these things.”

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