Saving The Middle Class

This hour, we’ll talk about an idea for preserving the middle class that on the surface sounds anathema to our capitalist society – a universal basic income. We’ll be joined by Andy Stern, author of “Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream.”

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The Business Of Poverty

This hour, we’ll talk about how government funds to help impoverished families are often syphoned off by local governments and private businesses – and how we can correct the problem – with the author of “The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens.”

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From Unemployed To Homeless

This hour, we’ll talk about what it’s like to live life so close to the margin between unemployment and homelessness with Matthew Desmond, co-director of Harvard’s Justice and Poverty project and author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.”

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