Thu, 9 April 2020
Michael Brooks hosts Rob Larson (@IronicProfessor), professor of economics and author of Bit Tyrants: The Political Economy of Silicon Valley, to discuss his piece in Jacobin, "Bill Gates’s Philanthropic Giving Is a Racket" and why billionaire-fueled philanthropic endeavors amount to flashy public relations stunts.
On today's show: Brian Kilmeade fears that Bernie holding onto delegates means socialism will live on.
Michael Brooks hosts Rob Larson (@IronicProfessor), professor of economics and author of Bit Tyrants: The Political Economy of Silicon Valley, to discuss his piece in Jacobin, "Bill Gates’s Philanthropic Giving Is a Racket." Bill Gates' Jeffrey Epstein connection. How Bill Gates used philanthropy to improve his reputation at a time when he was on trial for monopolistic activities. How bad did you have to be to get the attention of the Clinton Justice Dept? The reasons the super-rich seek to influence public education. Why "philanthropy" in developing nations is not all it's cracked up to be. What steps can we take to democratize the tech industry?
On the fun half: Lula says Bolsonaro must change his dismissive corona virus response. Tucker Carlson asks if Biden is prepared to run for president. Pompeo says US will reevaluate US funding to WHO. AG Bill Barrl aments Covid-19 partisanship, says media has a "jihad" against hydroxychloroquin. Trump pivots to general election mode, asks "Where is Obama? Why hasn't he endorsed Sleepy Joe?" Jamie and Michael debate the merits of economic protectionism. Paul Broun campaign ad in Georgia says times like these you need your 2A rights, starts an AR15 giveaway.
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