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Feb 15, 2020

Ralph tackles the topic of income inequality from two angles. First, he talks to veteran labor journalist, Sam Pizzagati, about his book, “The Case for a Maximum Wage,” about a plan to link top wages to bottom wages. Then, Steven Shafarman returns to give us an update on the Universal Basic Income with his new book,...


Feb 8, 2020

Ralph welcomes progressive firebrand and former congressman, Alan Grayson to discuss his book, “High Crimes: The Impeachment of Donald Trump,” where he argues that it is hard to find an impeachable offense Trump did not commit. Then, infectious disease expert, Dr. Michael Osterholm, returns to give us the latest on...


Feb 1, 2020

It turns out that the American military establishment does not deny the climate crisis, which Ralph talks about with world security expert, Michael Klare, author of “All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change.” Also, Ralph answers listener questions and talks impeachment.


Jan 25, 2020

Ralph talks to historian, Christopher Shaw, about his book "Money, Power, and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic." And global trade expert, Lori Wallach, tells us about the pros and cons of the new NAFTA, the USMCA. Plus, former Fed Governor, Sarah Bloom Raskin, stops by again to talk about...


Jan 18, 2020

Ralph welcomes former Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury and Federal Reserve governor, Sarah Bloom Raskin, to talk about how we should really measure the health of the economy and how America’s central bank influences that for good and ill. Plus, Ralph pays tribute to the late political and economic reporter,...