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When talking about our economy, nightly newscasts only seem to report on the stock market and the unemployment rate. But that doesn’t tell us much about how millions of Americans are getting by. From prison phone rates to the high cost of diapers, Congressman Keith Ellison looks at how the people outside of the billionaire and millionaire class (you know, most of us) engage the economy.

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When talking about our economy, nightly newscasts only seem to report on the stock market and the unemployment rate. But that doesn’t tell us much about how millions of Americans are getting by. From prison phone rates to the high cost of diapers, Congressman Keith Ellison looks at how the people outside of the billionaire and millionaire class (you know, most of us) engage the economy.

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Love everything you do, keep up the good fight, I'm very proud of you!

Educational and enlightening

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This is amazing! Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

82 Ratings
Average Ratings
73
4
2
0
3

Fan from Minnesota

By jasonrasche - Jun 30 2017
Read more
Love everything you do, keep up the good fight, I'm very proud of you!

Educational and enlightening

By Biol409 - Feb 27 2017
Read more
This is amazing! Thank you!
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We The Podcast

Latest release on Jul 30, 2018

All 43 episodes from oldest to newest

Social Wealth Funds with Matt Bruenig

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Matt Bruenig, founder of the People's Policy Project, joins We The Podcast to discuss wealth inequality and a potential solution: a social wealth fund. With similar concepts already implemented in Alaska and Norway, is a social wealth fund the answer to our inequality crisis?

Jul 30 2018

22mins

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Nancy Altman - Medicare For All

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Social Security Works' Nancy Altman joins Rep. Keith Ellison remotely to discuss why Medicare for All is more efficient than the privatized health insurance status quo, and the idea's deep roots in America's own history.

Jul 27 2018

16mins

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We The Podcast - Dream Act Now with Erika Andiola

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We need a DREAM Act to protect 800,000 Dreamers whose lives were thrown into turmoil by Donald Trump. Dreamer activist Erika Andiola put her body on the line for this movement and joins us to discuss next steps.

Feb 07 2018

18mins

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Taking on Amazon with Lina Khan and Stacy Mitchell

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On this We The Podcast, we sit down with Lina Khan (Open Markets Institute) and Stacy Mitchell (Institute for Local Self-Reliance) on the monopolistic rise of the Amazon corporation and what it means for workers, small business and local power.

Dec 15 2017

30mins

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Franchising: Part II

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This week, Keith revisits the topic of franchising, with former guest Megan Edwards, who joined with other franchisees to successfully sue Curves Gym for unfair treatment of franchisees.

Oct 27 2017

12mins

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Racism and Economic Hardship with Keri Leigh Merritt

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Keri Leigh Merritt is the author of Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South. Keith and Keri Leigh Merritt discuss the link between economic hardship and the spread of racism throughout American history.

Oct 16 2017

45mins

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Market Concentration with Barry Lynn from Open Markets Institute

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Barry Lynn is the head of the Open Markets Institute, a think tank that examines the problem of corporate consolidation, market concentration, and monopoly power. These issues make it hard for workers to find jobs, take power away from working people, and make it hard for small businesses to break into the market. This week, Keith and Barry explore monopoly power, and why it matters to you - yes, you!

Oct 01 2017

41mins

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Labor Day with Lee Saunders

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On this special Labor Day episode of We The Podcast, Keith interviews Lee Saunders, President of AFSCME, about the history and future of labor rights in America.

Sep 04 2017

43mins

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Framing the Message with Professor George Lakoff

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George Lakoff is a professor of cognitive linguistics and philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. Now, you might be asking yourself, “what does cognitive science, linguistic science, and phenomenology have to do with working families and the economy?” Well, as it turns out, quite a bit. Professor Lakoff studies the way that human beings think about ideas, including politics, and the way that the things we hear and say affect the things we believe. Music by: Podington Bear

Aug 10 2017

44mins

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Voting Rights/Ari Berman

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The Republican Party talks about "voter fraud" all the time. President Trump even claims he lost the popular vote because more than 3 million people voted illegally. Sounds like a big deal. But how common is voter fraud? And what might Republicans be aiming for if not a genuine interest in "election integrity?" This week on We The Podcast I talk about voting rights with The Nation correspondent, Ari Berman. Music by: Podington Bear

Jul 20 2017

25mins

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