Benjamin Carter Hett’s The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic isn’t the first book I have read trying to explain how Hitler came to power, but it’s the best. Reading it as too many Americans pretend that Biden’s victory saved American democracy was particularly sobering.
The verdict for this episode is: I now support packing the Supreme Court.
In this episode, I discuss the historical support for court packing, and I propose a constitutional amendment.
I know most people refer to the fires raging up and down the West coast as wildfires, but they are actually climate fires. Humans are the reason so much is being destroyed. Humans are the reason so many animals are being killed. Humans are the reason the air is so terrible. Humans are the reason the landscape will never be the same.
Thomas Frank’s The People No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism was an easy, entertaining read.
The Price of Peace is Zachary Carter’s look at the life and ideas of economist John Maynard Keynes. While economics can often be a boring subject, I found The Price of Peace to be an important, educational read.
On January 6, 1941, FDR gave his Four Freedoms speech. While the speech would ultimately serve as the basis for the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, the speech’s historical context tells pieces of the story regularly not discussed.
In the era of rising government debt, it is worth understanding the history of the gold standard. I’m guessing some of you will be surprised by how the gold standard came and went over time.
The Natural Rate of Unemployment (NARU) is something really worth thinking about while millions go jobless in the era of coronavirus.
The verdict for this episode is: the political parties only care about Karen.
In this episode, I use Biden’s recent comments about black voters and the House bill to show how the Democratic Party only cares about Karen.
The verdict for this episode is: Democrats care more about politics and power than people.
I discuss the lack of real opposition to the Electoral College, Biden’s support of people voting during a pandemic, Pelosi’s disinterest in providing oversight of the money being spent by the Treasury, how little Congress has done for people, and the reality that only AOC voted against the last bill.