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Bonus Podcast: Interview with Howard Botwinick
For our episode last week on Janus v. AFSCME, we were supposed to include an interview with Howard Botwinick, a professor of economics at SUNY Cortland. Unfortunately, Howard got sick at the last moment, so we decided to rescheduled the interview and publish it as a bonus podcast episode. We had a fantastic conversation on the limitations of classic liberal economics, the history of the labor movement in the US, the implications of Janus case, and what we really need to do from a labor...
Episode 17: Italian Elections
This week, we discuss the deluge of high-profile staffing stories from the White House, including the firings of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. We also break down Conor Lamb's victory in the Pennsylvania 18th special Congressional election, the assassination of Marielle Franco in Brazil, Mueller's subpoena of Trump Organization documents, and finally the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK. For our main story, we cover...
Episode 16: Janus v. AFSCME
In today's podcast episode, we discuss what happened during this past insane news week, beginning with Sam Nunberg's epic meltdown on national television, the numerous scandals plaguing the White House including revelations of a secret meeting to set up a Kremlin back-channel in the Seychelles, and the situation between Trump and Stormy Daniels. Additionally, we discuss Trump's acceptance of a face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-un, and the West Virginia teacher's strike. For our main...
Episode 15: The Syrian Conflict
This week on the podcast, we cover a number of stories that are rocking the White House, from all of Jared Kushner's new woes to the several upheavals in the administration, including the resignation of Hope Hicks. We also talk about Trump's flip-flopping positions on gun control as well as the recent attacks in the city of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. For our main story, we provide a thorough recounting of the ongoing conflict in Syria, from its start in 2011 to the present...
Episode 14: Gun Control
In light of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, our main segment this week covers the issue of gun control. In the piece, we debunk a number of myths espoused by gun activists like the NRA, evaluate the merits of a number of gun control policies, and talk about how people can get involved in advocacy to reduce gun violence. Support Us on Patreon!
Episode 12: 2018 Midterm Shakedown
On this week's episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast, we cover the geopolitical waves taking place at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, the recent resignations of White House staff on domestic abuse allegations, and provide an update on the formation of the new governing coalition in Germany. For our main piece, we provide a detailed and succinct breakdown of everything there is to know at this stage about the 2018 midterm elections, and how we can all get involved to make sure...
Episode 9: Conflict in Ukraine
In today's episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast, we cover the recent government shutdown over immigration policy and Turkey's latest offensive against the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria. For our long piece, we discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and why the complexities of the situation make conflict resolution in the country difficult. Support Us on Patreon!