Looking At The Rise Of Economists, Tension In Democratic Party Over Corporate Fundraising, Troop Withdrawal From Syria

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US economist and Nobel-prize of Economy winner Paul Krugman
US economist and Nobel-prize of Economy winner Paul Krugman, center, speaks to questions from journalists after his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Krugman participated in a meeting on international financial economy with top Japanese governmental officials. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)

We talk with an author who’s focused on the rise in prominence and influence of economists in American life. Then we examine Democratic fundraising tensions when it comes to taking donations from corporations and lobbyists. And we look at President Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria.

Featured in this Show

  • The Rise And Influence Of Economists

    From the cost of climate change to the value of a human life, the role of the economist in American life and policy debates has grown in recent decades. We talk to the author of a new book examining that history.

  • Democratic Party Seeking Big Donors For Milwaukee Convention While Candidates Refuse Corporate Cash

    The Democratic National Committee is asking corporations and lobbyists to help fund the party’s national convention in Milwaukee next year. That comes as many candidates are swearing off corporate donations. We find out whether that’s causing any tension in the fundraising process.

  • A Look At Trump's Plan To Withdraw Troops From Syria

    As Republicans and Democrats criticize President Donald Trump for pulling U.S. troops from northern Syria, Trump is defending the move, saying he’s not abandoning Kurdish allies. We look at America’s role in the region and how the decision is playing out in Congress.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Binyamin Appelbaum Guest
  • Maggie Severns Guest
  • Josh Wingrove Guest

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