#1621 How Democrats Lost Their Way On Economics And Are Starting To Find It Again

Air Date: 4-9-2024

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The neoliberal legacy of the New Democrats continues to loom large but it really does seem like the progressive wing of the party and the broader demand for populist economic policies has had an impact. Now people just need to know that it's happening.

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Ch. 1: American Socialism - Prospect: Generations - Air Date 4-6-23

In this episode of the Prospect’s Generations podcast, editor at large Harold Meyerson, who joined the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee in 1975, and writing fellow Luke Goldstein, who was attracted to socialism by Bernie Sanders

Ch. 2: The Legacy of the New Democrats - KPFA - Against the Grain - Air Date 8-17-22

Historian Lily Geismer looks at how the the Democratic Leadership Council and Clinton-era Democratic Party increased inequality, through development zones, charter schools, welfare “reform”, and microfinance.

Ch. 3: Clinton’s ‘Fabulous Failure’ Part 1 - Start Making Sense - Air Date 10-4-23

Our politics today is haunted by the failures of Bill Clinton—the “centrist” who “triangulated” with Republicans, lost on healthcare, and proclaimed that “the era of big government is over.” Nelson Lichtenstein explains Clinton’s turn to the right

Ch. 4: A Win for Workers: New Ruling Empowers Unions In Fight for Representation | Harold Meyerson - The Majority Report - Air Date 9-10-23

Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large at The American Prospect, discusses the recent decisions made at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Ch. 5: Stephen A. Smith Goes In On Hillary Clinton Following "Get Over Yourself" Remark - The Rational National - Air Date 4-3-24

Sports personality Stephen A. Smith went in on Hillary Clinton over her recent comments directed to voters concerned about their two choices, that they should "get over" themselves.

Ch. 6: What Good Things Has Biden Done In Four Years? - The Bitchuation Room - Air Date 4-3-24

Other than not being Trump, what has Biden done for the American people?


Ch. 7: Price Controls: An Inflation Solution That Doesn't Screw Workers - Deconstructed - Air Date 7-7-23

CENTRIST AND RIGHT-WING economists continue to advocate for laying off workers and engineering a recession to address inflation. But why not set price controls instead?

Ch. 8: Clinton’s ‘Fabulous Failure’ Part 2 - Start Making Sense - Air Date 10-4-23


Ch. 12: Final comments on the way we think about political criticism

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Description: Photo of President Joe Biden shaking hands with a hard-hat-and-safety-vest clad union worker during a campaign event in Pennsylvania.

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