Episode 39: Killing Big, Killing Small

In Audio, Economy, Labor, Podcast, Politics by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

The economic and political system kills people, in big numbers and, sometimes, one at a time. This week, I look at the killing, big and small, with my guests.

In Colombia, a union leader is murdered, and we discuss with Gimena Sanchez how his death is a microcosm of bad trade deals. We also look at the massive Pentagon budget increase Trump is proposing but, optimistically, a small city mayor, Ithaca’s Svante Myrick, has rallied mayors nationally to oppose feeding the big killing machine.

Our Robber Baron of the week is Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens who, incredibly, wants to impoverish thousands of people by cutting the St. Louis newly-enacted minimum wage from $10-an-hour to $7.70

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