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The Working Life Podcast With Jonathan Tasini – 05.10.18

A SHIFT IN THE AIR ON TAX CUTS?; ARIZONA UPRISING UPDATE; INEQUALITY IS WORSE THAN YOU THINK

The teachers’ uprisings around the nation have challenged the bankrupt ideology of supply-side tax cutting—and maybe marks a shift in the public’s view of taxes and public spending. I talk about that with Meg Wiehe, deputy director of the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy.

I welcome back Arizona teacher activist Amber Gould for an eyewitness account of the Arizona mass rally, and what it means for politics in the state.

I also chat with David Rosnick of the Center for Economic and Policy Research about how much worse inequality really is despite some statistics floating around.

Our Robber Baron of the week is, again, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos who is trying to scuttle a tax to fund affordable housing in Seattle.