political poetry from Skip Tenczar
Trump said that on 6th they were just hugging,
But we all saw that it was a violent mugging.
He’s still pushing his big lie,
In hopes the truth will die
And some fools are still dying for his drugging.
Thought of the day
Ginsburg viewed voter suppression as a virus that will continually mutate to overcome each effort to suppress it. When left untreated, it will replicate endlessly until it kills its host.
Part one: Adam Aton, reporter for E&E news joins us.
Bio: Adam Aton covers climate politics for E&E News, the biggest newsroom in Washington, D.C., dedicated to environment and energy journalism. His reporting has also appeared in Scientific American, the Associated Press, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and elsewhere
We discuss with Adam Aton President Biden's plans to start his infrastructure push next week in Pittsburgh. But in Washington, the jockeying is already underway. How the infrastructure bill might tackle climate change. We discuss the vulnerabilities of the current electric grid, especially in Texas, where there is no regulation. We also discuss the various ways to mitigate the loss of jobs in the energy sector, and how these could be transitioned to the new energy sector.
Part two: Harold Meyerson joins us to discuss economic policies and their effects.
Bio: Meyerson is editor-at-large of The American Prospect and was an opinion columnist for The Washington Post from 2003 until 2015, when he was fired by the latter. Some speculate that the firing was politically motivated and related to the 2016 electoral season and the rise of Bernie Sanders. He served as executive editor of the L.A. Weekly from 1989 through 2001, and continues to write about California politics in the Los Angeles Times. His articles on politics, labor, the economy, foreign policy, and American culture have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, and New Statesman.
We talk about economic studies that show the advantages of different economic policies. These studies are based on data, not just social assumptions. We draw parallels with economic policies in Scandinavian countries. These are part of the Berkeley School of empirical studies.
Needed: More Rescue Funds for the Poorest Communities https://prospect.org/blogs/tap/needed-more-rescue-funds-for-the-poorest-communities/
Prez Meets Press; Does Good (and Well) https://prospect.org/blogs/tap/prez-meets-press-does-good-and-well
another reason for the $15 minimum wage social securtiy https://prospect.org/blogs/tap/another-reason-for-a-15-minimum-wage-social-security/
the berkeley school https://prospect.org/economy/berkeley-school-economics/
nugget: “We’re here not just to study the economy because it exists, like the stars in the sky,” says Zucman. “The motivation for many of us is to do research in social science that improves public policy.”
Fast Food Giant Claims Credit For Killing $15 Minimum Wage. In internal company documents, a private-equity owned conglomerate is bragging to its employees about successfully blocking a boost in pay for low-wage workers.