Dec 19, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 208

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Topics: Water utility privatization in the United States and beyond; the Sanders-Warren recovery plan for Puerto Rico. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Dec 17th, 2017.

Episode 208 (51 min):
AFD 208

Note: No new episodes until January 9th.

Related links

AFD 208 Articles Discussed (PDF)

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Dec 12, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 207

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Half Episode. Topics: Bernie Sanders’ worker ownership bill; the failure of the railgun and other defense spending boondoggles. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Dec 10th, 2017.

Episode 207 (26 min):
AFD 207

Regular episode returns next Tuesday, and then we’ll be off for two weeks.

Related links

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/jeremy-corbyn-unveils-right-own-john-lewis-style-employee-ownership-policy-1581548
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jan/20/labour-backs-employees-right-own-shares-workplace
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/congress-bills-bernie-sanders-worker-coops
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/why-bernie-sanders-is-pushing-for-more-employee-owners-in-the-workforce-20170523
https://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20132/bernie_sanders_urges_workers_to_seize_means_of_production
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41614820
http://time.com/money/3964733/hillary-clinton-profit-sharing-proposal/
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/rip-railgun-why-the-us-navys-super-weapon-might-be-dead-23553
https://www.naval-technology.com/comment/railgun-potentially-cancelled-went-wrong-us-superweapon/
http://taskandpurpose.com/navy-electromagnetic-railgun-budget/
http://taskandpurpose.com/navy-electromagnetic-railgun-ship-defense/

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Dec 5, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 206

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Topics: The Senate Tax reform bill, the Kansas low-tax experiment, and tax policy as ideology. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Dec 5th, 2017.

Episode 206 (53 min):
AFD 206

Related links

– Washington Post: Winners and Losers in the Senate GOP Tax Bill
– Washington Post: In a Pro-Trump Area, Many are Skeptical of GOP Tax Plan
– Politico: Senate tax bill and the Hillsdale College endowment
– Washington Post: Here’s what the tax bill means for schools, parents, and students
– Washington Post: This is class warfare: Tax vote sparks political brawl over populism that will carry into 2018 elections
– Kansas City Star: ‘One of the most secretive, dark states’: What is Kansas trying to hide?
– Slate: Republicans are about to repeat Kansas’ tax cut disaster
– NY Times: Kansas Tried a Tax Plan Similar to Trump’s. It Failed.
– Tulsa World: History of Tax Cuts Catches up to Oklahoma

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Nov 28, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 205

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Topics: Net neutrality, internet socialization, and nuclear constitutionalism. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Nov 26th, 2017.

Episode 205 (53 min):
AFD 205

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Links to articles discussed in Episode 205

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Nov 21, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 204

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Topic: The Democratic Party and payday loans (and postal banking). Second segment is a repeat from 2014 on the same topic but with some other angles. People: Bill, Rachel, Jonathan, Nate. Produced: Nov 19th, 2017 (and August 29, 2014).

Episode 204 (58 min):
AFD 204

Reminder: We are on Stitcher finally.

Related links

More info in Ep. 98
2015 article in The Atlantic on postal banking

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Nov 14, 2017 – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 203

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Guest Interview: Erin Goudreau of Western Montana DSA. Other Topic: FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights. People: Bill, Rachel, Nate. Produced: Nov 12th, 2017.

Episode 203 (54 min):
AFD 203

Announcement: We are on Stitcher finally.

Related links

Buzzfeed: “Wackadoodles, Establishment Hacks, And The Big, Ugly, Local Battle For The Heart Of The GOP”
FDR 1944 State of the Union Economic Bill of Rights

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Next episode scheduled for Nov 14

As noted in last week’s episode (#202), we are taking this week off due to municipal and special elections in Massachusetts, where we record. We expect to be back next Tuesday as usual.

Also we are now on Stitcher in addition to iTunes and Feedburner. All the subscription links are posted below:

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And we updated our iTunes feed last week, but hopefully it didn’t re-downloaded a hundred early episodes.