15 episodes

Welcome to Trickle-Down Socialism, where we discuss how the US currently has a system of socialism for the super rich and corporations, we try to defang the term “socialism” and explore how government, with a slight tweak in priorities, could be a force for good in all of our lives.

Trickle-Down Socialism Dan Goldsbury and Pat Donohue

    • Politics
    • 4.9, 7 Ratings

Welcome to Trickle-Down Socialism, where we discuss how the US currently has a system of socialism for the super rich and corporations, we try to defang the term “socialism” and explore how government, with a slight tweak in priorities, could be a force for good in all of our lives.

    Episode 1 - New Tenants, Same House: Eviction Crisis

    Episode 1 - New Tenants, Same House: Eviction Crisis

    Season 2 opens with two new members of the team. Deto-22 and Carlos Benitez are now part of the TDS podcast team, and the episode starts with a Roundtable discussion featuring all 4 team members. 

    The episode also features three interviews, all designed to shed light on the looming eviction crisis that will hit the country if our governments don't act. 

    Interview 1: Pat talks to Will, executive director of the Mayor's Office for Fair Housing, Equity, and Civil Rights, who explains what his office does and how his office fights against discrimination towards tenants who try to use vouchers to rent, often black and brown residents of Boston. 

    Interview 2: Pat talks to a former student who is using the pseudonym: Franchesca. Franchesca shares her personal experience of homelessness shortly after she arrived in the United States from the Dominican Republic. 

    Interview 3: Pat talks to Tim Scalona, an advocate for homeless students and a public policy grad student at UMass Amherst. Tim shares about his experience with homelessness as a kid and how that shapes who he is today, plus some clear policy goals that could help prevent the massive wave of evictions that looms. 

    eviction, foreclosure, homelessness, shelter, housing vouchers, discrimination,  

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 14 - From Protest to Legislation: Holding Police Accountable with State Senator Eldridge

    Episode 14 - From Protest to Legislation: Holding Police Accountable with State Senator Eldridge

    With an emphatic end to Season One, Dan and Pat stop to reflect on the life and legacy of Civil Rights Icon and "Conscience of the Congress" John Lewis. There's a quick preview of what will be different on the TDS podcast in Season Two, and Pat talks to Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge about Prison Reform and the sweeping legislation passed in the State Senate in response to the Summer of Protest for Police Accountability and in support of Black Lives Matter. 

    State Senator Eldridge details the bill, S2800, passed in the State Senate on July 14 and looks ahead to the State House of Representatives passing their version of the bill, which is set for a vote on July 22. Senator Eldridge explains the measures that were included in the bill: a certification (and de-certification) process for all Police in the state, accountability measures designed to prevent racial profiling, an improved expungement process for people with criminal records who have not re-offended for a period of time, and much more. 

    To support a cause mentioned in the episode, Changing the name of the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge, click on the following link for details on how to donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ads-fb-jlbp-2?refcode=ads-fb-dtd-200714-evergreen-natl-ntl-%7B%7Bcampaign.id%7D%7D-%7B%7Badset.id%7D%7D-%7B%7Bad.id%7D%7D&fbclid=IwAR2Bu50Ia10oD65hz63c6u90-9qd9q8bP1iS1BD7jcIGu0m8F26WHY9njCM

    Black Lives Matter

    State Senate

    Police Reform, Police Accountability, Criminal Justice Reform, Prison Reform, Progressive Politics, Racial Justice

    • 22 min
    Episode 13 - The Christian Left: Christensen for Congress Argues for M4All

    Episode 13 - The Christian Left: Christensen for Congress Argues for M4All

    Pat talks to Adam Christensen, a small business owner and Democratic candidate for the US 3rd Congressional District of Florida. Adam talks about his conservative upbringing, why he switched to the Democratic Party and moved left of most Democrats, and why Medicare For All makes sense from a moral, fiscal, and entrepreneurial perspective. He describes his challenges heading into the August 18 primary and what his likely Republican opponent would look like were he to win the primary. 

    Christianity

    Medicare For All

    US Congress

    Florida 3rd Congressional District

    Gainesville, Florida 

    • 31 min
    Episode 12 - How'd We Let This Happen? with City Councilor Edwards

    Episode 12 - How'd We Let This Happen? with City Councilor Edwards

    Pat talks to Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who represents East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End about demanding equity in the Boston Planning and Development Authority, Defunding the police, getting Boston Police out of Boston Public Schools, and how the City Council and the Boston city government function. The Civics teacher, Pat, gets a lesson in Civics from Councilor Edwards. 

    Also, we share our first call-in segment with three callers from different regions of the US sharing how the media has portrayed the protests about police brutality and the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. If you want to call in and potentially be featured on a future episode, call us at 781.343.1813 

    Throughout the episode runs a beat that is part of an emotionally charged, gripping, and stirring track called "Breath." The track is cut by Carlos Benitez AKA DJ Arc-5 and produced by Deto-22, both part of a dynamic rap group known as Phenetiks. You can find this track, "Breath" and more amazing music by Phenetiks by visiting their page on bandcamp at: https://phenetiks.bandcamp.com

    Equity

    Working Class

    Affordable Housing

    City Government

    Police Reform

    Defund the Police

    Black Lives Matter 

    • 38 min
    Episode 11 - Why Nate Protests

    Episode 11 - Why Nate Protests

    Nate Simms talks to Dan about why he protests, what it took to succeed in Boston Public Schools, what needs to change, and even gets into some details about Candace Owens that you won't want to miss. 

    As mentioned in the episode, please call us at 781.343.1813 and leave us a comment about how the media has portrayed the protests. Please be sure to mention your name, and give us a call back number at the end of your message so we can distribute your gift (first 10 callers.) we will cut your number before we publish your comment in the next episode. 

    Black Lives Matter

    Socialism 

    Protests

    George Floyd

    • 42 min
    Episode 10 - Exam - ening Priorities in Boston Schools

    Episode 10 - Exam - ening Priorities in Boston Schools

    Dan talks to City Councilor Andrea Campbell about ways to improve Boston Public Schools for all students, not just the small minority that get the privilege of attending one of the three elite exam schools. 
    Education
    Priorities
    School Funding
    City Councilor Campbell
    Covid-19
    Remote Learning

    • 42 min

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A Ct Citizen ,

Trickle down Socialism

I listened to the episode on Tactical Deception.The conversation was very sensitive and used both facts and fears in a real way.Good dialogue about the Feds taking more responsibility for prioritizing fund allocation to the right spots.Smart and informed with some rays of hope.A good listen👍

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