War on Poverty

Sam and Emma host Tony Messenger, Metro columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, to discuss his recent book Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes The Poor In The Name Of Justice, on how municipalities across the US have instituted a system of debtors’ jail, trapping poor folks into a system of punishment and payment with no way out, […]
Emma hosts Joe Margulies, Professor of Law and Government at Cornell University, to discuss his recent book Thanks For Everything (Now Get Out): Can We Restore Neighborhoods Without Destroying Them? on the never-ending process that is neoliberal gentrification, why it’s so hard to stop, and what we can do to return the power to the neighborhoods we are […]
Trump copies Bush in Afghanistan and South Asia and why his new Afghan strategy will lead to more civilian killings. Harvard Professor Elizabeth Hinton, author of, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, explains how the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty led to increased policing […]