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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, AmericasDemocrats.org seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

Dec 2, 2019

Losing ground to corporate America. Expanding the space for reporting on poverty.  Plus Bill Press gives a failing grade to Republicans defending Donald Trump.

 

Thomas Philippon on his new book The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets. Alissa Quart introduces us to the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.  Plus Bill Press explains why the Republican defense of Donald Trump is collapsing.

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Thomas Philippon

In his newest book, economist Thomas Philippon takes aim at the growing concentration of corporate power in America. He says American markets, once a model for the world, are giving up on healthy competition, and average Americans are paying the price.

 

Alissa Quart

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project aims to change the national conversation around poverty and economic hardship.  Executive Director Alissa Quart explains how the project amplifies the voices of people experiencing economic hardship themselves.

 

Bill Press

Bill Press reviews the Republican defense of Donald Trump during the impeachment hearings and says it’s failed on every point.

 

Jim Hightower

How Trump’s poverty subsidy enriches the rich