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Matt went onto the Solidarity Policy Center's podcast to debate Oren Cass on the question of providing cash child benefits to all kids (including the very poor!). I'm cross-posting the whole thing here in case you are a big enough sicko to do 103 minutes of this.Please subscribe to patreon.com/thebruenigs to get all our episodes.…
 
The gang is back with special guest Matt Christman to reminisce over the top 5 takes of the Trump era, including Eric Garland, Louise Mensch, Ian Millhiser, and the intelligence agency plot to set off fireworks in New York City.Subscribe for all the episodes: https://www.patreon.com/thebruenigsBy Elizabeth and Matt Bruenig
 
This is the audio from a debate hosted by Philly DSA about the JG. Matt argues against the JG. Mark Paul argues for.There is a video of the recorded zoom call here, though I thought some might prefer to have it in audio podcast form as well. Apologies for audio quality which obviously is not as good as usual due to the format.https://www.youtube.co…
 
The gang is back.The first half of the episode is an update on Trump happenings: the debates; the covid; etc.In a very special second half, we debut content from a possible new podcast called Brue Crime. Brue Crime would be The Bruenigs discussing true crime, which Liz and Matt both love but for very different reasons. The true crime discussed in t…
 
Matt brings on three smart guests to talk about the Job Guarantee proposal and political developments, both in Australia and more generally. The conversation covers things like Bill Mitchell (top JG advocate in Australia), Noel Pearson (Mitchell's newest ally, one of the most prominent anti-welfare advocates in the country), Work for the Dole, Jobs…
 
As I was preparing to go to bed last night, Liz revealed to me that she had no idea who Cobra Tate was. I had to pull out the microphones to explain. Enjoy.To get all of our episodes and to get them when they are released, subscribe atPATREON - https://www.patreon.com/thebruenigsSUPERCAST - https://thebruenigs.supercast.tech/…
 
The gang is back with an episode teeing off on the life work of the ghoulish Ron Haskins who retired this week from the Brookings Institution. Haskins spent his whole career in politics making life hard on the poor while pretending he cared. We go over what this all means for our politics and discourse and cultural notions of poverty.…
 
SUBSCRIBE TO GET ALL EPISODESSUPERCAST: https://thebruenigs.supercast.tech/PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thebruenigsMatt is here with a special midweek bonus episode, talking to returning guest Marshall Steinbaum about the advanced tax rebate in the Coronavirus emergency legislation and the interesting ways in which that rebate was handled in th…
 
SUBSCRIBE ON SUPERCAST: https://thebruenigs.supercast.tech/SUBSCRIBE ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thebruenigsThe gang is back. The first 30 minutes are spent discussing the bailout, mostly just explaining what it is and taking on some common questions and misconceptions. The rest of the episode is answering listener queries of all sorts.…
 
The gang is back after a one-week parental leave (go with it). They talk about Liz's breakout piece In God's Country, which is about evangelical feelings on Trump after seeing him in office for a few years. They also talk about the new show Undercover Billionaire in which a billionaire proves that he can create a million-dollar business in the depr…
 
The gang is back. They talk about:1. The Last Czars on Netflix2. The Democratic Establishment's new war against the AOC quartet and Saikat Chakrabarti in particular3. The last half of the episode is an interview with Ryan Grim about his new book "We've Got People" available here: https://strongarmpress.com/catalog/weve-got-people/…
 
Matt is here with a solo episode where he tackles a philosophical tension that runs through much socialist thinking and posting: how can socialism be both individually liberating while also relying on collective control and ownership?This winding (don't call it rambling) episode covers many topics including Distributism, Jeffersonians, Rawls's prop…
 
Matt is here with a solo ep (dual ep releasing soon) about one of his great wonk irritations: policies that seem to have a big impact only because they take advantage of quirks in the way we measure certain things like poverty and wealth inequality. These policies achieve great "success" defined as getting a certain statistic to move a lot but actu…
 
The dynamic duo discuss the interesting philosophical and policy questions that flow from the fact that some people (disproportionately women) prefer to be stay-at-home parents. Is this a preference that should be respected and with benefit systems built around it or is it a preference that should be discarded as patriarchal? If you do build a bene…
 
In this rare solo episode, Matt outlines his whole vision of what's the chief problem with capitalism and how best to tackle it. He starts with a discussion of capital's share and wealth ownership and then turns towards his neo-Hilferdingist vision of exploiting finance capital to socialize the means of production.It's truly wonderful listening.…
 
Liz and Matt have a wide-ranging discussion with citizen advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. We ask him about his views on recent trends in the Democratic party and play a game: Nader 2000 Platform Item or Fresh New Democratic Idea.Nader has a new humor book out called How The Rats Reformed Congress here: https://ratsreformcongr…
 
The gang discuss Matt's cancellation over his blog post about student debt forgiveness in the first half of the episode.Will Butler of Arcade Fire comes on in the second half of the program to discuss the suburban gothic, Betomania including The Beto Tweet, and his experiences with Canada Medicare system and welfare state.…
 
In their thanksgiving special, Liz and Matt eschew hot topics in favor of a full episode on the pitfalls of consumer markets. The jumping off point for the discussion is the recent writing about the Decline of Sex, but your wacky hosts think these articles miss the fact that the Decline of Sex is not a sui generis phenomenon, but is instead an outg…
 
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