March 31, 2013

Economist Simon Johnson explains that economic inequality is due in large part to the information and technology revolutions that have redefined what a job is.

Political scientist Ian Millhiser tells us that technology is what has allowed the gerrymandering that is keeping Republicans more in control than the voters want.

And Bill Press talks with Congressman David Cicilline.

  • Mar. 31, 2013 Mar. 31, 2013 This week, economist Simon Johnson and political scientist Ian Millhiser on the flip side of technology – killing jobs and elevating Republicans. And Congressman David Cicilline on the "immoral" Republican budget.
  • Simon Johnson Simon Johnson MIT economist Simon Johnson is an expert on international finance and the American economy. He says income inequality remains stubborn because the technological revolution changed the nature of so many jobs.
  • Ian Millhiser Ian Millhiser We all know that the way congressional districts are drawn is unfair – but until courts strike down gerrymandering as unconstitutional, political scientist Ian Millhiser says it doesn’t make sense for Democrats to unilaterally disarm. The key, however, is winning back state legislatures, he says.
  • David Cicilline David Cicilline Bill Press and his guest, Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline, who says the House Republican budget is “immoral.”
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Wall Street Banksters now Too-Big-To-Jail.

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