June 1, 2020

2352 - Nationwide Protests & the Great Influenza w/ Scott Roberts & John Barry

Sam hosts Scott Roberts, Senior Director of Criminal Justice Campaigns at Color of Change, to discuss the nationwide protests against police brutality. John Barry, author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Plague in History also joins the program to discuss how the 1918 Spanish Flu can inform how America handles the second wave of Covid19. On today's show: Sam hosts Scott Roberts, Senior Director of Criminal Justice Campaigns at Color of Change, to discuss the nationwide protests against police brutality. The connections between austerity and bloated police budgets. How the police are used to deal with social ills that would be better handled by social workers or mental health professionals. The negative role played by police unions. The contingencies impacting the effectiveness of consent decrees. Some ideas for reforms that could tamp down on police brutality. John Barry, author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Plague in History also joins the program to discuss how the 1918 Spanish Flu can inform how America handles the second wave of Covid19. How the confluence of biology and politics created the conditions for a deadly global pandemic in 1918. What the 1918 pandemic taught us about the need for government transparency. The political obstacles to treating a global pandemic and what governments around the world should be doing. On the fun half: National Guard fires rubber bullets at bystanders with no warning. NYC MTA bus driver refuses to transport cops. Tom Cotton says if unrest continues, the 101st airborne should be called in. A call from Sam's long lost son. Biden suggests the "reform" of cops shooting people in the leg instead of the chest. Dan Bongino calls for DOJ and White House to "legally decapitate" antifa. Asked if Trump will address nation, Kayleigh McEnany says that won't stop antifa. Plus, your calls and IMs. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: [email protected]) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: Stitch Fix is a personal styling company that makes getting the clothes you love effortless. Get started today at StitchFix.com/MAJORITY and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! You know Brooklinen as the Internet’s favorite sheets but they’re also home to bedding, loungewear, towels and more with over 50,000+ 5-star reviews and counting. Now they have everything for LIFE essentials, including shower curtains, bathmats, robes, and totes — the final details that make up your big upgrade.Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use promo code MAJORITY only at Brooklinen.com Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or at twitch.tv/literaryhangover Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 25 minutes
May 29, 2020

2351 - Unrest in Minneapolis w/ Howard Bryant & Alex Pareene

Sam hosts Howard Bryant (@hbryant42), ESPN writer and author of Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, and the New Republic's Alex Pareene (@pareene) to discuss the week's top stories and the on-going protests and unrest in Minneapolis. On today's show: Hennepin County DA says there's evidence that prevents DA from charging cops. Howard Bryant (@hbryant42), ESPN writer and author of Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field, joins Sam to discuss the protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere, police violence, and the unequal protection provided by police to black and white citizens. Alex Pareene (@pareene) of the New Republic joins Sam to discuss the punitive policies that led to widespread police violence. Negative shout out to Amy Klobuchar, who declined to prosecute the cop who killed George Floyd for previous offenses. CNN reporter and crew arrested in Minneapolis. Footage from Autozone in Minneapolis arouses suspicion that the man who set the fire was an agent provocateur. Tucker strawmans protest: if racism is a national emergency, what's not acceptable? Says racism in policing is not real because cops kill more white people. On the fun half: Sean Hannity says actions in Minneapolis are disrespectful to George Floyd's family, says protests fuel more hate. Rush Limbaugh says Trump's conspiracy theories are "clever...people don't get the subtlety of Trump." Trump says vote by mail is ripe for fraud, kids running around raiding mailboxes, harvesting ballots. A DSA member reports on the nurses' rally in Tampa, FL; call HCA Healthcare at 615 344 9551 to demand PPE for nurses. Plus, your calls! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: [email protected]) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Go to magicspoon.com/majorityreport to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code MAJORITYREPORT at checkout to get free shipping. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn  
  • 1 hours, 41 minutes
May 28, 2020

2350 - Protests in Minnesota & The Gig Academy w/ Daniel Bessner

Michael Brooks hosts Professor Daniel Bessner (@dbessner) to discuss what's happening in Minnesota as protestors square off with authorities in the wake of George Floyd's killing. Also: the growing gig economy in academia. On today's show: Side by side comparison of George Floyd protests & Michigan stay-at-home protest. Woman throws tear gas canister back at the cops. Professor Daniel Bessner (@dbessner) joins Michael to discuss what's happening in Minnesota as protestors square off with authorities in the wake of George Floyd's killing. Why don't we see more of these kinds of insurrections in America? The Gilded Age and the history of political violence. Tucker Carlson says Minneapolis protests (he calls it rioting) are unacceptable, not about what happened to George Floyd. The monopoly on "legitimate" use of violence as defining characteristic of the state. The history of policing in the US and how early police forces brought colonial tactics home. Also: How the gig economy is impacting higher education. On the fun half: Unemployment hits 40 million. Edward Luce piece in FT shows how Trump's Covid negligence was an effort not to spook the markets. PA State Rep. Brian Sims curses out GOP PA House members who did not disclose Covid diagnoses. Trump takes steps to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia. Judge Napolitano asks "why have [these cops] not been charged?" on Fox News. Joe Scarborough dedicates a cover of a Paul McCartney song to show support for frontline workers. Laura Ingraham says free market will lead us down the right path out of Covid, left wants to keep you contained forever. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: [email protected]) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 8 minutes
May 27, 2020

2349 - Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism w/ Touré F. Reed

Sam hosts Touré F. Reed, professor of history at Illinois State University, to discuss his new book Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism and the reforms needed to address racial inequality and disparities. On today's show: Andrew Ross Sorkin loses it over co-hosts' lack of human empathy: "100,000 dead!" Sam hosts Touré F. Reed, professor of history at Illinois State University, to discuss his new book Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism and the reforms needed to address racial inequality and disparities. The misconception that postwar liberals failed black Americans because of class reductionism. The reasons, beyond racism, that the programs of the New Deal did not benefit blacks and whites equally. The idea of the "culture of poverty" and why anti-discrimination laws did not go far enough. What idealist/essentialist concepts of race and racism get wrong. On the fun half: Trump criticizes Biden for wearing a mask, says reporter is "politically correct" for wearing a mask. Fauci says he wears a mask because it's a symbol of "what you should do." Steve Doocy is proud that private sector capitalism is leading the way out of Covid. Kilmeade defends wars in Middle East, says a generation of Americans could grow up with "a semblance of freedom." Hannity is concerned about lake of the Ozarks Memorial Day parties. Plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: [email protected]) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: BetterHelp is giving our audience 10% off their first month when you go to https://www.betterhelp.com/majorityreport. A lot of therapists elsewhere have long waitlists and it can take weeks or months before they can see you… But when you sign up with BetterHelp, they match you with a therapist based on your specific needs, and you’ll be communicating with them in less than 24 hours. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 14 minutes
May 26, 2020

2348 - The Price of Peace: the Life of John Maynard Keynes w/ Zachary Carter

Sam hosts HuffPost journalist Zachary Carter to discuss his new book, The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Carter and Sam explore the life of Keynes and his role in developing the concept of Macroeconomics and the social implication of economics. Keynes' thinking on how to deal with crises and emergencies during the Spanish Flu pandemic and WWI are particularly applicable to our current moment. Carter breaks down Keynes' philosophy of "the good life" and why all could enjoy the finer things in life like art and leisure to the benefit of society writ large. Sam and Carter make a distinction in Keynes's belief in who gets to regulate the macroeconomy. Keynes generally did not believe the proletariate was not the most effective way to deliver the good life to the masses; the government and its officials must provide material benefits to society. The two conclude their discussion considering the Keynes model of economics after his death and its perception contrasted with the neoliberal model promoted by Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.  And in the Fun Half: Birding while black, upcoming Democratic primaries, a voting rights victory in Florida courts, Obamagate sizzles out, Jimmy Dore's unscientific response to shelter-in-place, states cooking infection data, plus your calls and IMs! Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreport[email protected]) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 10 minutes
May 22, 2020

2347 - Trump Plays His Greatest Hits & Biden Takes Black Votes For Granted w/ Brandon Sutton & Matthew Film Guy

Sam recaps the week's biggest stories with Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty) of The Discourse podcast, and Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) shares his latest movie picks for shelter in place. On today's show: Trump's Abbott and Costello explanation of his most recent Covid test. Brandon Sutton (@prettybadlefty) of The Discourse joins Sam to discuss the week's big stories: Trump tries to make hay from Obamagate. Folks say racist things about Obama in Sarah Palin report by Al Jazeera during 2008 election. Biden ends interview with Charlamagne tha God saying black people should vote Biden or "they ain't black." The Democratic Party's attitude of entitlement toward black voters. Matthew Film Guy (@langdonboom) joins Sam to update us on his life in the quar and recommend some movies: Forest for the Trees, Melancholia, and California Split. On the fun half: How to talk leftists into voting for Biden. Costco Garrett calls in to make the case for why being forced to wear a mask in Costco violates his civil liberties. Michigan AG threatens Trump if he refuses to wear mask at Ford plant. Tucker Carlson says there's no evidence the lockdown saved lives. Michael Knowles says Democrats made "Faucian" bargain during Covid response. QAnon Senate candidate in Oregon, Jo Rae Perkins, wins GOP primary. Plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: [email protected]) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee-owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide-free CBD products. Great company, great product, and fans of the show! Use code leftisbest and get 20% off at sunsetlakecbd.com Embark Dog DNA Test: From breed traits to genetic risk factors for health conditions, Embark provides the resources to help you and your vet best tailor care to your dog’s specific needs. Go to embarkvet.com now and use promo code MAJORITY to save fifteen percent off your dog breed and health kit. Buy Michael Brooks’ book Against the Web at Red Emma’s. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 42 minutes
May 21, 2020

2346 - Henry Wallace & the Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party w/ John Nichols

Michael Brooks hosts The Nation's John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) to discuss his upcoming book, The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics.  On today's show: Trump says voting is an honor, should not be a write-in thing. The Nation's John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) joins Michael to discuss his upcoming book, The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics. Henry Wallace was a progressive figure who served as Secretary of Agriculture under FDR, as well as VP and later, Secretary of Commerce. His politics were in many ways ahead of their time, as he took a truly intersectional view on fighting corporate interests, racism, and imperialism, at home and abroad. Looking at Wallace's political career, as well as those of other progressives like Jesse Jackson and George McGovern, Nichols lays out a case for how politicians like Bernie Sanders and AOC can fight for change both within and against the system. On the fun half: PBS Lula package and interview: Lula says Bolsonaro thinks Trump is "a higher being," copies the US President. Glenn Beck says ending social distancing is a new Civil Rights movement. Klob & co try to solve the crisis with $4k job training tax credit. Striking McDonald's worker explains demands. Mike Pompeo denies that firing IG was retaliatory, says media reports are "crazy." Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: [email protected]) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Buy Michael Brooks’ book Against the Web at Red Emma’s. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 16 minutes
May 20, 2020

2345 - Supreme Court Set to Make Trump Even More Unaccountable w/ Ian Millhiser

Sam hosts Vox senior correspondent Ian Millhiser to discuss the 2020 Supreme Court term, including Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, Trump v. Vance, and what we can expect from the court going forward. We're live at noon EST. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: [email protected]) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee-owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide-free CBD products. Great company, great product, and fans of the show! Use code leftisbest and get 20% off at sunsetlakecbd.com Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Go to magicspoon.com/majorityreport to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code MAJORITYREPORT at checkout to get free shipping. BetterHelp is giving our audience 10% off their first month when you go to https://www.betterhelp.com/majorityreport. A lot of therapists elsewhere have long waitlists and it can take weeks or months before they can see you… But when you sign up with BetterHelp, they match you with a therapist based on your specific needs, and you’ll be communicating with them in less than 24 hours. Buy Michael Brooks’ book Against the Web at Red Emma’s. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn https://youtu.be/UvVHFNNMQxo
  • 1 hours, 2 minutes
May 19, 2020

2344 - What Will This Summer Bring w/ Yale Epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves

Sam hosts Yale epidemiologist, Gregg Gonsalves, co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, to discuss the prospects of "reopening America" and what to expect during the summer months in the age of COVID. And in the Fun Half: the Trump hydroxychloroquine saga, Pelosi gets her meme points, the Right's efforts to undermine Biden are not working, Sherrod Brown takes on Steve Mnuchin, why privileged people need to show outrage too, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee-owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide-free CBD products. Great company, great product, and fans of the show! Use code leftisbest and get 20% off at sunsetlakecbd.com Blinkist takes the best, key takeaways – the need-to-know information – from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses them down into just 15 minutes that you can read or listen to on your phone, tablet, or web browser. For a limited time Blinkist has a special offer just for our audience: Go to Blinkist.com/majorityreport try it free for 7 days & save 25% off your new subscription. Liquid IV: Proper hydration is crucial for your immune system and can boost your immunity. And Liquid I.V. is an easy, healthy solution for dehydration. Liquid I.V. has more vitamin C than an orange and as much potassium as a banana. Liquid I.V. is donating 2.3 million servings in response to Covid-19 – with products being donated to hospitals, first responders, food banks, veterans and active military. Right now, you can get 25 percent off when you go to LiquidIV.com and use code MAJORITYREP at checkout. Shippo is the only shipping software for growing businesses that you can start today, set up in minutes, and then ship today! For our listeners they are offering their best discount available anywhere - get a shipping consultation and Shippo Pro Plan 6-Month Trial - for FREE - at goshippo.com/report Buy Michael Brooks’ book Against the Web at Red Emma’s. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 3 minutes
May 18, 2020

2343 - Understanding Pandemic Monetary Policy w/ Nathan Tankus

Sam hosts Nathan Tankus, director of research at the Public Money Network, to discuss the Fed, PPP's shortcomings, and the incoming corporate consolidation post-Covid-19. Enjoy a 20% discount at Nathan Tankus' substack here! (https://tinyurl.com/y76aljt4) On today's show: Eric Trump claims coronavirus is Democratic hoax, will ‘magically’ vanish after 2020 election. Nathan Tankus, director of research at the Public Money Network, to discuss the Fed, PPP's shortcomings, and the incoming corporate consolidation post-Covid-19. Nathan goes over the basics of MMT, including: What is money? What gives it value? The relationship between debt and savings. Why the US government could, if it wanted to, use massive deficit spending to fund recovery programs without suffering the rumored ill effects of inflation. And more. On the fun half: Nancy Pelosi says all Dems wanted stabilizers for HEROES but they couldn't because of budgetary rules. Tim Ryan gives impassioned speech calling out GOP reps on House floor. Kevin McCarthy says HEROES Act is "socialist wishlist," cites weed, prisoners, illegals, and voting. Trade advisor Peter Navarro says death rate is high because more people are killing themselves, because of "stay at home" orders. A discussion on the merits of voting for Biden in the general. HHS Secretary Alex Azar does race science, says we're a "diverse population" and minorities have high co-morbidities. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: Stamps.com: Whether you’re a small business sending invoices, an online seller shipping out products, or you’re just working from home and need to mail stuff, Stamps.com can handle it all with ease. Right now listeners get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale without any long-term commitment. Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in MAJORITYREPORT. The New Yorker publishes the best writing by the most influential authors in the world, with award-winning reporting, political commentary and cultural criticism, fiction and poetry, cartoons, and more. Now, you can get 12 weeks for just $6 — half the regular cost — plus a limited-edition tote bag. Get 12 weeks of The New Yorker for just $6, plus the limited-edition tote at newyorker.com/majority Hunt a Killer reinvents the way we interact with murder mysteries. Right now, just for our listeners, you can go to huntakiller.com/majority and use promo code MAJORITY at check out for 20% off your first box. Sunset Lake CBD is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at sunsetlakecbd.com Buy Michael Brooks’ book Against the Web at Red Emma’s. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
  • 1 hours, 27 minutes