“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
Unfortunately, I was sick for a few days, so there is no new episode of Arsenal for Democracy this week. We expect to return next week. Lots more written content to come between now and then.
“AFD 64 – The Role of Finance”
Posted: Tues, 19 November 2013
Bill asks what role the financial services sector should have in the U.S. economy. Sarah talks with Bill about Oklahoma’s abortion restrictions which the Supreme Court blocked. Then Bill assesses the UN Congo mission.
I wrote this item in The Globalist after recording the finance segment, to expand upon a point I briefly passed over in the show.