Episode

1/24 Mike Konczal: Obama’s Age of Austerity

January 24, 2017

The Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal, explains why austerity defined the Obama age. The foreclosure crisis and the Trump vote. The culture of limitation. Smart phones and the culture of ruthless efficiency. Lifestyle minimalism. Why the Obama Administration failed on foreclosure. why we didn’t get the recovery we deserve. Obama’s 2010 austerity pivot and why Republican extremism saved us from worse. Why Democrats create class tension by not creating universal programs. When markets don’t work. Why success in the modern economy is not about individual efforts. Will Trumpism work? Why Trump won’t actually do populism and fascism and Republican class warfare.

On The Fun Half: talking to rural America. The biggest problem with the Democratic Party. Melanie Trump’s silent cry for help. James Comey stays on at FBI. Frank Luntz gets called a fascist and whines about it on Fox News. Glenn Beck back to his old ways. Bernie speaks out against the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Trump’s real reason for visiting the CIA. Will Trump want to hear any critical intelligence on Russia. Michael Flynn still under investigation? Trump pulls out of TPP but never promised higher standards in trade and Trump attacks women globally and your calls and IMs.

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