Ep. 130 Contra Robert Reich
Today we branch out a bit and take on one of Robert Reich’s popular (but obviously simplistic) videos about what’s gone wrong with the economy. Why, we once had strong labor unions, education, and health care, and then big money corrupted politics and we don’t have any of these things, and that’s where our problems come from. We’re further told that the financial crisis was caused by banks “gambling,” and by fraud. (He never asks why the banks should suddenly have started gambling at a particular moment, as opposed to 50 years ago; there certainly was no “deregulation” that artificially encouraged “gambling,” contrary to popular belief.)
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