Listen Now: https://ilsr.org/2020-election-blp-episode-72/
Host Chris Mitchell is joined by ILSR co-directors Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell as well as ILSR co-founder David Morris to discuss the 2020 election and policy platforms that focus on anti-concentration. They also touch on:
- Elizabeth Warren’s proposals to roll back corporate power in the big tech and agriculture sectors and the implications for our economy.
- How federal agencies can be instrumental in policy change rather than relying on the presidency or a divided congress.
- Why the rhetoric around a candidate’s electability can impede progress on policy.
- Universal basic income as a policy proposal and its implications for the economy and the future of work.
What worries me and particularly watching a campaign unfold where there’s much more focus on who’s electable instead of being on policy is that we end up with a candidate who sort of runs loosely on these ideas and issues but doesn’t actually have any plan to back it up in a real way.