The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall), assistant professor of economics at the University of Utah, joins Sam to discuss his latest piece in Current Affairs, "Cancelling Student Debt Reduces the Racial Wealth Gap." Michael Brooks hosts the fun half.

On today's show: Worker says he's going broke due to healthcare costs on his union plan, Amy Klobuchar responds that it's most important to let workers keep the plans they fought for.

Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall), assistant professor of economics at the University of Utah, joins Sam to discuss his latest piece in Current Affairs, "Cancelling Student Debt Reduces the Racial Wealth Gap." In this piece, he lays out what student debt cancellation would mean for the economy and why progressives should be suspicious of anyone who calls it "regressive."

On the fun half: Yang's antiracist message and appeal to material interests are convincing 2016 Trump voters. Ro Khanna explains the difference right now between Bernie and Warren. A plug for the "1 million calls for Bernie" campaign. Get involved at berniesanders.com/call! Jamie answers a question on libertarian socialism. Bernie calls on young voters to change the course of the country. Pelosi backs Henry Cuellar over Justice Democrats' candidate Jessica Cisneros. James Mitchell, architect of CIA torture, says Trump is getting a raw deal like he did.

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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Bernie Sanders raises a massive $25.3 Million in the third quarter - - possibly the largest haul from any 2020 candidate so far.

Meanwhile, CNN and The New York Times report that AG Bill Barr actually asked Trump to get Australia to help him review the origins of Special Council Mueller’s probe.

And lastly, a bunch of new polls are out and they’re showing a net 20-point swing in favor of impeaching and removing the Mad King from office.

And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:

Michigan Live reports that negotiations on a new contract for hourly General Motors workers restarted Monday after “positive signs.”

GM workers continued pickets and became eligible to collect strike pay as well on Monday, Sept. 30, the fifteenth day of a nationwide strike by more than 49,000 union members against automotive giant.

A report by ABC News found between 2013 and 2017 more than 25,000 children under the age of 10 were arrested in the United States. 

That number skyrockets for children between the ages of 10 to 12, to over 225,000 arrested during the same five-year time span.

And Republican Congressman Chris Collins is resigning his House seat ahead of guilty plea to insider-trading charges

The New York Republican, among Trump’s earliest endorsers, called the charges against him ‘meritless’ but is scheduled to change his plea Tuesday afternoon.

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