Insights gained from looking at every American mass shooting, Understanding the proposal to tax the ultra-wealthy

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Researchers who’ve compiled data on all mass shootings in the United States talk about the goals of the project, what they’ve found, and ideas they have for combating the conditions that lead to these events. Then we discuss how a plan by Democrats to increase taxes on exceptionally rich people in order to help fund several massive social development, infrastructure and climate change packages would work.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • James Densley Guest
  • Jillian Peterson Guest
  • David Primo Guest

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