Episode

3/8 What America Gets Wrong About Poverty w/ Mark Robert Rank

March 8, 2021

Sam and Emma host professor Mark Robert Rank to discuss his new book Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty on realities of American poverty and what has to be done to reduce suffering in 21st century America. Plus, the MR community says goodbye to Jamie.

On today’s show: Fox News says Covid relief bill is too much money, will allow people to not go back to work.

Sam and Emma host professor Mark Robert Rank to discuss his new book Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty on realities of American poverty and what has to be done to reduce suffering in 21st century America. Who is poor in the United States? What kind of economic and political factors have contributed to austerity policies? A summary of policies that could mitigate inequality in the Covid era.

Joe Scarborough says era of Reagan is over now after passage of $1.9T.

On the fun half: Asked why he supported amendments to limit relief as Senator of one of the poorest states, Manchin says relief must be targeted for those who need it most. Asked about filibuster, Joe Manchin says “maybe filibuster needs to be more painful,” worries about minority power in Senate, explains his basic belief in Senate. Reporter admits “Americans” saying there are immigrant surges happening under Biden is in fact Donald Trump. Benny Johnson says Marxists are erasing American culture, cites Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Suess, Mrs. Butterworth, Land-O-Lakes Butter, the Washington Redskins, etc. FRIDAY: Sinema thumbs down vote on $15/hr amendment vote. The MR community says goodbye to Jamie.

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