Episode 19

Shoshana Weissmann: How Capitalist Reforms Can Uplift the Working Class (Without Any Socialism)


December 19th, 2020

35 mins 51 secs

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About this Episode

Progressive Democrats and socialists claim that only more welfare programs can help the poor get ahead. The R Street Institute's Shoshana Weissmann joins the show to rebut this narrative and explain how free-market, pro-capitalism policy reforms can uplift the working class. We discuss occupational licensing reform, deregulation, cronyism, and how big government can stifle competition and lock poor and minority workers out of a job.

Oh, and we discuss whether my boyfriend broke the law by cutting my hair during quarantine, why some people mistake her for a senator from East Virginia (which doesn't exist), her love for Neil Gorsuch, tofu, and more.

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