Lend Lease 19 – Why Sanctions are Bad – Jan 12, 2020

Description: Nate, Rachel, and Bill recap recent events between the US and Iran to springboard a discussion of why sanctions are a failed, morally bad policy tool.

Links and notes for ep 19 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Lend-Lease-19-Notes-and-Links-Why-Sanctions-are-Bad.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Interview: Background on Venezuela situation

In March 2013, a little less than a year ago, I interviewed the University of Delaware’s Dr. Julio Carrion, an expert on mass support for authoritarian alternatives to democracy in Latin America, about the legacy of President Hugo Chavez, who had just passed away at the time. Since then, his party and successor has struggled to keep Venezuela’s population happy — leading to protests in the last several days.

This 18 minute interview provides a ton of great background information on the problems facing Venezuelans today.

Interview on Hugo Chavez – Dr. Julio Carrion