May 2, 2021
The fascism Trump left behind. Avoiding the next power grid disaster. Plus Bill Press on redefining infrastructure in the American Jobs Plan.
Jason Stanley on his latest book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. Julie Kohn on lessons learned from the Texas power grid failure. Plus Bill Press with White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein.
In his newest book, Jason Stanley makes the case that nations don’t have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. He says that even with Trump gone, his authoritarian attack on democracy is still being embraced by Republicans.
After a historic winter storm left millions of Texans in the dark and without heat, energy experts are looking for ways to stop it from happening again. Julie Kohn says that means rethinking the state's isolation from the nation's power grid.
Bill Press with White House economic adviser Jared Berstein on the limits of trickle down economics and why Biden’s big infrastructure plan is the right response. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.
Are CEOs Really “Worth” Millions of Dollars?
These days, the haughty rich in our country have developed such an arrogant sense of self-entitlement that they’ve gone from being merely irritating to infuriating.
Unsurprisingly, their plutocratic greed and rigging of the system has generated a political backlash, including a widely-popular push to tax the massive stashes of wealth the upper-upper class has amassed by stiffing the middle class and poor. Alarmed by this uprising, the rich have launched a major effort to defuse public anger – not by altering their own behavior, but by a semantical twist.