“AFD 70 – Afghanistan, Ukraine, Christie”
Greg joins Bill to talk about opium in Afghanistan, protests in Ukraine, and the Christie bridge closure scandal.
– Atlantic: “The Looming Narco State in Afghanistan“
– The Globalist: “Ukraine: The Key to Restoring Greater Russia“
– AFD: “Deja vu in Ukraine and Thailand”
– NYT: “Dangers of Giving In to Impulse for Revenge“
“AFD 69 – Spaniards and Uighurs”
Half Episode: Persephone joins Bill to talk Spanish politics. Bill assesses a legacy of the U.S. War on Terror.
“AFD 68 – War on Poverty 50th Anniversary”
Bill examines the War on Poverty at year 50, the state of the ongoing Iraq War, and a recent consumer protection victory. (Half episode due to UD Athletics.)
– New York Times: “Fifty years later, War on Poverty is a mixed bag”
– BBC (2005): US used white phosphorus in Iraq (Please note that I mistakenly stated in the episode that this article and admission came in 2009, rather than 2005.)
– New York Times: “Qaeda-Linked Militants in Iraq Secure Nearly Full Control of Falluja”
– New York Times: “American Express to pay $75 million over credit card practices”
– AFD: “Another win for the Credit CARD Act of 2009”
“AFD 67A – Thailand Tea Party, Carbon Price”
In a bonus half-episode recorded on 12/16, guest co-host Greg joins me to talk about why Thailand’s protesters remind us of the U.S. tea party and about how U.S. companies are planning for a carbon price that Congress isn’t close to passing.
– AFD: “Is Thailand Facing Tea Party-style Obstruction?”
– AFD: “Carbon Pricing and Economic Uncertainty”
No new episode next week. Happy holidays. We’ll be back in January, but there will be lots more posts on here, in the meantime.
“AFD 67 – Wall St Goes Rent-Seeking”
Guest co-host Greg joins me to talk about Wall Street’s big plans for renters, a ruling on the NSA, and a US drone strike in Yemen.
– WSJ: “Blackstone Tries Bond Backed by Home-Rental Income”
– AFD: “NH State Rep: Scott Brown *is* Tyranny”
Note: Next Monday, December 23rd, will be posting a special bonus half-episode of two additional segments that Greg and I recorded this week. It will be released only through the website.
“AFD 66 – Mandela”
I reflect on Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Guest Neal Carter talks about Millennials of Color. Then, I defend the minimum wage and unemployment insurance, and I pitch “Pelosi for President.”
– AFD: Republican confusion on Mandela
– AFD: In defense of the minimum wage
– The Atlantic: Rand Paul Couldn’t Be More Wrong About Unemployment Insurance