The NFL, The German Election, and Zach Carter

In this weeks show, Arliss interviews Zach Carter, and I discuss both the NFL and the German election.

Yesterday was a tough day for German Democracy. The Far-Right took third place in their election, entitling them to become the third largest political party in the Bundestag. What’s particularly worrying is the tough path that Merkel now has to form a government, the fractures in the left wing SDP, and the poor coalition options. Which include trying to get the Greens to work the CDU and the FDP. Three parties that agree on very little.

We’re also poadcasting the first of several interviews which Arliss made with folks at the MMT conference. This week with Zach Carter, whom we like to quote here at hopping mad. Their wide ranging discussion touched on a number of economic issues, but also the way that certain conservatives tend to treat politics like sports.

We’ll have another heavy hitting interview for you next week.

Will

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America has a Fascism problem

We weren’t expecting what happened in Charlottesville, just over a week ago, but by the time events unfolded, last week’s show was already recorded. And a portion of this week’s as well.

But with the terrorist attack that happened quite close to where I live, I thought a deep dive into the thread far-right terrorism represents was important. Joel and I discussed recent events, a brief history of far-right terrorism in the US both recent and in the past, and also, we discussed what can be done about the problem.

Arliss is away this week on business, and will be away next week as well, but after that we’ll be back to our usual schedule.

Will

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