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Mar 29, 2020 – Bring to Birth a New World from the Ashes of the Old – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 302 EXTENDED

In this extended episode, Bill and Rachel discuss the failure of market liberal democracies to prevent or respond to the pandemic adequately and how the overnight unique economic collapse is forcing employers and employees alike to rethink how we organize our society.

Links and notes for ep 302 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Ep-302-Links-and-Notes-Bring-to-Birth-A-New-World-From-the-Ashes-of-the-Old.pdf

Return to Lend-Lease 20: Climate Change and the End of Liberal World as We Know It. External podcast episodes referenced this week: Trashfuture Season 3 Premiere Line Go Stop; Trillbilly Workers Party 139 Trial Balloon for a Climate Disaster.

Opening theme music by Stunt Bird. Closing music this week is “Solidarity Forever.”

Mar 22, 2020 – More on Tax Havens – AFD 301

Description: Rachel and Bill continue their discussion of corporate and individual tax avoidance in the US, including offshore havens and onshore havens like Delaware and Nevada.

Ep. 301 Links and Notes (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/AFD-Ep-301-Links-and-Notes-More-on-Tax-Havens.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Return to ep. 298. Return to ep. 147 (Oct 2015).

Mar 15, 2020 – Spanish Flu – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 300

Description: Bill and Rachel discuss the history of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 and lessons learned that might be relevant today with coronavirus.

Links and notes for ep 300 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/AFD-Ep-300-Links-and-Notes-Spanish-Flu.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Mar 8, 2020 – Coronavirus – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 299

Rachel deploys her knowledge of infectious diseases to update us on the new coronavirus (Covid-19): what it is, what happens when you get it, how to limit the spread, and what might happen next. (Not official medical advice!)

Links and notes for ep. 299 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Ep-299-Mar-8-2020-Coronavirus.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird

Mar 1, 2020 – White Collar Crime – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 298

Description: Bill and Rachel discuss the massive scale and cost of American white collar crime due to government disinterest and disinvestment in investigation and prosecution.

Links and notes for ep. 298 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/AFD-298-Links-and-Notes-White-Collar-Crime.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Feb 23, 2020 – It’s Bernie, Baby – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 297

Description: Bernie Sanders put together a campaign team focused on deep and wide outreach to Latinos across the country and now he has won a massive victory in Nevada and is headed for the nomination. Nate, Bill, Rachel.

Links and notes for Ep 297 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFD-297-Links-and-Notes-It’s-Bernie-Baby.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Feb 16, 2020 – 20+ Things I Hate About Mike Bloomberg – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 296

Description: Mike Bloomberg is a racist sex pest Republican billionaire running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Here are 21 different problems Bill and Rachel have with him (citations in our notes PDF http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFD-296-Links-and-Notes-20-Things-I-Hate-About-Mike-Bloomberg.pdf).

Original theme music by Stunt Bird.