Daily Archives: November 28, 2016

Reveal: A welfare check…

Date: November 28, 2016

01) A welfare check

UPDATE, Nov. 26, 2016: With Republicans in full control of the federal government, there’s a good chance welfare reform will be an issue they may take on. In anticipation of that, it is worth taking another look at what’s worked and what hasn’t. An updated version of the original episode can be heard below.

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton vowed to end welfare as we know it. And he did.

One of the biggest changes to come out of the 1996 welfare reform law was that that the federal government handed over control of $16.5 billion to the states, in the form of block grants, to spend as they see fit. Today, only a quarter of welfare dollars actually goes toward basic assistance – housing, transportation or essential household items.

On this hour of Reveal, we take a road trip with Marketplace’s new podcast “The Uncertain Hour” and find out the surprising ways different states use this money.”

Revolutionary to Democratic Socialism: From V.I. Lenin to Bernie Sanders…

Date: November 28, 2016

01) Revolutionary to Democratic Socialism: From V.I. Lenin to Bernie Sanders

“Author and organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation Brian Becker discusses their latest book, Imperialism in the 21st Century: Updating Lenin’s Theory a Century Later. We talked about Lenin’s theory of imperialism and its relationship to the world today, differences between revolutionary and democratic socialism and the 2016 presidential election.”

Reclaiming the Left Ep1: The Aristocrats…

Date: November 28, 2016

01) Reclaiming the Left Ep1: The Aristocrats

“In this series of a few videos I will list and talk about things that lead to the spectacular collapse of the left over the course of the past years throughout the Western world. And will talk about what i believe needs to change for it to rgain credibility.”