Reflections on the intersection of economics, history, politics, psychology and science

Mark Olbert

26: Jimmy Hoppa

This podcast is all about labor unions – why they exist, their history in the U.S., a brief comparison with unions in other countries, the pros and cons of unions, and the larger political implications of their existence. This is a controversial topic in U.S. politics, with many voters (and most elected officials) falling squarely

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Honoring MLK

I’m embarrassed to admit that, like I suspect many White Americans, when I think about “Martin Luther King” and “speeches” I only come up with one: “I Have a Dream”. Granted, it is great, because it’s beautiful, intense, emotional and thought-provoking. But it’s not the only thing he ever delivered deserving of recognition. Jamelle Bouie,

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