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38% of Americans feel the two party system works great.

This podcast is for the other 62%

Every week, host Dan Sally dives deep into the most talked about issues of the day with activists, historians, and subject matter experts to go beyond the "red vs blue" narrative that dominates American politics and get to the heart of the issues the country faces today.

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38% of Americans feel the two party system works great.

This podcast is for the other 62%

Every week, host Dan Sally dives deep into the most talked about issues of the day with activists, historians, and subject matter experts to go beyond the "red vs blue" narrative that dominates American politics and get to the heart of the issues the country faces today.

    Abolitionism, National Identity, and the Economics of Slavery | Christopher L. Brown

    Abolitionism, National Identity, and the Economics of Slavery | Christopher L. Brown

    Is modern society more prosperous because we're freer, or are we freer because we're more prosperous? 

    In this episode, Christopher L. Brown of Columbia University discusses the history of the transatlantic slave trade, the role national identity played in dismantling the institution of slavery, and whether economic drivers carried more weight than moral ones in the rise of the abolitionist movement.
    Chris's book, Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism, can be purchased here: https://uncpress.org/book/9780807856987/moral-capital/

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    • 46 min
    What the hell is a special master and why should we care? | Gabe Roth | FIx the Court

    What the hell is a special master and why should we care? | Gabe Roth | FIx the Court

    While the appointment of a special master in the case involving ex-president Donald Trump's handling of classified documents raised eyebrows, the use of special masters in federal cases at large has risen 300% in the past 20 years and is the symptom of a much larger problem in the courts.
    Gabe Roth of Fix the Court discusses how judicial vacancies and an unproductive legislature create an environment where judges rely more and more on outside help and both victims of crime and those wrongly accused see a delay of justice.
    You can learn more about Gabe's organization at FixTheCourt.com
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    • 37 min
    The Financial System, Income Inequality, and Climate Change: The Case for a New Bretton Woods | Kevin Gallagher & Richard Kozul-Wright

    The Financial System, Income Inequality, and Climate Change: The Case for a New Bretton Woods | Kevin Gallagher & Richard Kozul-Wright

    In 1944, 44 nations came together to create a set of economic reforms designed to promote economic stability and a lasting peace. Almost 80 years later, this order has given way to a runaway financial sector that has destabilized the world economy with repeated financial crises and asset bubbles, and increasing hazards created by climate change. 
    In this episode, Kevin Gallagher of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center and Richard Kozul-Wright of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development discuss their new book, The Case for a New Bretton Woods, which lays the groundwork for moving the global economy away from ever-increasing levels of financialization and instability to one that promotes global prosperity and a stable climate.
    You can find their book here: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Case+for+a+New+Bretton+Woods-p-9781509546541
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    • 43 min
    Why Does College Cost So Much? | David Feldman

    Why Does College Cost So Much? | David Feldman

    David Feldman, Professor of Economics at William and Mary University, discusses the drivers behind the cost of education, why its rising costs can be a good sign for the economy as a whole, and how rising levels of income inequality contribute to the current problem.
    You can find David's paper with supporting data here: https://www.mhec.org/sites/default/files/resources/mhec_affordability_series7_20180730_2.pdf

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    • 57 min
    The Economic Impact of Student Loan Debt Relief | Marc Goldwein

    The Economic Impact of Student Loan Debt Relief | Marc Goldwein

    What impact will President Biden's executive action providing debt relief to those with student loans have on the cost of education and the economy as a whole? Marc Goldwein from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget discusses the impact this will have on inflation and how this program might make student loans more expensive in the long run.
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    You can find a write-up on the total cost of Biden's debt releif program here: https://www.crfb.org/blogs/new-student-debt-changes-will-cost-half-trillion-dollars
    You can also learn more about how this will impact inflation here: https://www.crfb.org/blogs/student-debt-changes-would-boost-inflation
     

    • 26 min
    Would you want a single-payer system under the Trump Administration?

    Would you want a single-payer system under the Trump Administration?

    Michael Chernew of Harvard Medical School discusses the problems with taking a purist stance on government-sponsored or free market solutions to healthcare, how recent innovations that address healthcare consumption could help contain costs, and why there's no silver bullet that will solve the problem of access to affordable care in its entirety.
    Michael's study on the impact a payment reform known as AQC had on healthcare costs in Massachusetts can be found here: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1813621
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