43 episodes

When talking about our economy, nightly newscasts only seem to report on the stock market and the unemployment rate. But that doesn’t tell us much about how millions of Americans are getting by. From prison phone rates to the high cost of diapers, Congressman Keith Ellison looks at how the people outside of the billionaire and millionaire class (you know, most of us) engage the economy.

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    • 4.8 • 83 Ratings

When talking about our economy, nightly newscasts only seem to report on the stock market and the unemployment rate. But that doesn’t tell us much about how millions of Americans are getting by. From prison phone rates to the high cost of diapers, Congressman Keith Ellison looks at how the people outside of the billionaire and millionaire class (you know, most of us) engage the economy.

    Social Wealth Funds with Matt Bruenig

    Social Wealth Funds with Matt Bruenig

    Matt Bruenig, founder of the People's Policy Project, joins We The Podcast to discuss wealth inequality and a potential solution: a social wealth fund. With similar concepts already implemented in Alaska and Norway, is a social wealth fund the answer to our inequality crisis?

    • 22 min
    Nancy Altman - Medicare For All

    Nancy Altman - Medicare For All

    Social Security Works' Nancy Altman joins Rep. Keith Ellison remotely to discuss why Medicare for All is more efficient than the privatized health insurance status quo, and the idea's deep roots in America's own history.

    • 16 min
    We The Podcast - Dream Act Now with Erika Andiola

    We The Podcast - Dream Act Now with Erika Andiola

    We need a DREAM Act to protect 800,000 Dreamers whose lives were thrown into turmoil by Donald Trump. Dreamer activist Erika Andiola put her body on the line for this movement and joins us to discuss next steps.

    • 18 min
    Taking on Amazon with Lina Khan and Stacy Mitchell

    Taking on Amazon with Lina Khan and Stacy Mitchell

    On this We The Podcast, we sit down with Lina Khan (Open Markets Institute) and Stacy Mitchell (Institute for Local Self-Reliance) on the monopolistic rise of the Amazon corporation and what it means for workers, small business and local power.

    • 30 min
    Franchising: Part II

    Franchising: Part II

    This week, Keith revisits the topic of franchising, with former guest Megan Edwards, who joined with other franchisees to successfully sue Curves Gym for unfair treatment of franchisees.

    • 12 min
    Racism and Economic Hardship with Keri Leigh Merritt

    Racism and Economic Hardship with Keri Leigh Merritt

    Keri Leigh Merritt is the author of Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South. Keith and Keri Leigh Merritt discuss the link between economic hardship and the spread of racism throughout American history.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Mays1981 ,

Essential

Ellison covers the waterfront and more-all the issues of class, race, identify, gender...and grittier takes on this like banking regulations, health insurance inside baseaball. Would love for this podcast to grow in popularity-never salacious, keeps it real.

Aspiring Bike Commuter ,

Very proud of cool Keith

For keeping it real on national media, Keith Ellison can get a bad wrap. Our state of MN is infamously passive aggressive. Incidentally, someone who is not passive will be framed as aggressive. As a Minnesotan progressive, I'm so grateful for the work Keith does representing a progressive agenda in Washington. He's woke about all the most important issues. What's more, the experts he's brought to bear on this podcast continue to impress and inspire.

chele_sews ,

Great podcast!

Insight from those with the knowledge of what goes on behind the often closed doors of our government officials.

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