Thu, 28 January 2021
2512 - The Democrats Filibuster Civil War & the r/WallStBets Short Squeeze w/ Eric Levitz & Edward Ongweso Jr
Sam and Emma host Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) of New York Magazine to discuss the state of the filibuster negotiations in the senate, and then Edward Ongweso Jr (@bigblackjacobin) from Vice Motherboard joins to discuss the Reddit/GameStop/Robinhood short squeeze and what comes next in the populist financial story of the year.
On today's show: Pelosi slams GOP leadership for response to Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Sam and Emma host Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) of New York Magazine to discuss the state of the filibuster negotiations in the Senate. Dems have the chance to enact filibuster reform, but Manchin and Sinema say they won’t bust the filibuster. Why are they like this?
Edward Ongweso Jr (@bigblackjacobin) from Vice Motherboard joins to discuss the Reddit/GameStop/Robinhood short squeeze and what comes next in the populist financial story of the year.
On the fun half: Squawk Box guest, venture capitalist, comments on how angry younger generations seem to be, says there's nihilism in recent social movements. Chamath Palihapitiya basically argues the stock market is bullshit, "Just because you were wrong, doesn't mean you get to write the rules." Marx brags about playing the stock market in 1864. Biden reaffirms he will not ban fracking. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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