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Compact Podcast

Nov 12, 2023

David Leonhardt (New York Times) joins to discuss his new book “Ours Was The Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream,” and Ryan Zickgraf joins to discuss his new Compact piece “The Quest for a New New Deal.”


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Topics Discussed In This Episode:

[00:00] - Ours Was The Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream

[04:34] - Biden’s economic policies, and how current inflation is making long-standing economic issues worse for many Americans

[06:23] - Where does Neoliberal economics come from?

[15:25] - Where does growth fit into a healthy economic hierarchy of values and goals? (Discussing the 3 main promises of the American Dream)

[21:09] - The three power bases in American economics - labor, corporations, and government. 

[26:01] - What will it take to increase the power of labor?

[27:58] - Assessing the Biden Administration - is Joe Biden a transformational figure in American economic policy?