Jacobin Radio

Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Iranian Uprising

Jan. 16, 2018

Suzi talks to UCLA sociologist and Iran expert Kevan Harris about the massive uprising that began in Iran at the end of December and quickly spread to every corner of the country. Persistent poverty and inequality are driving discontent, but Harris says that isn't the whole story. Suzi then talks to economist Dean Baker from the Center for Economic Research, who has some innovative ideas about how California can get around the tax-cut plan passed by the Republicans, which directly targets California and other so-called high tax states that also have relatively decent public services. She also asks Baker about the state of the economy, unemployment and wage growth, whether we’re in a new bubble, and why the media does such a bad job informing the public on economic issues.

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