Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen is in the ring to tell us how he’s been stamping out money in politics! Plus, Diana Moss, director of the American Antitrust Institute, weighs in on the Comcast / Time Warner merger, and Stanford economist and regulatory policy expert Roger Noll joins the fray to set us straight on the role of Government in business.
March 2nd, 2014: Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder Ben Cohen, American Antitrust Institute Director Diana Moss, Stanford Economics Professor Roger NollMarch 3rd, 2014 by mgoodfriend
The Jab Room’s favorite Washington Correspondent, John Nichols, is back in the ring to weigh in on SOTU, Seeger, and the threat of Girl Scouts to our national security! Plus, we hear plenty about Washington when it comes to news and politics, but there’s a lot more to the region than most of us realize. Rebecca Sheir, host of NPR’s Metro Connection on WAMU, is in the ring to tell us what we’re missing! And Zirin the Siren sings to us from the rocky shoals of Sochi. All this and more!
Left Jab’s very own David Goodfriend is back in the ring to weigh in on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order. This is a big deal! …Or is it? Plus, marketing guru Paco Underhill is in the Jab Room to tell us What Women Want and Why We Buy. We also brush up on our Shakespeare with director Robert Richmond and actor Drew Cortese, joining us from the Folger Shakespeare Theatre‘s production of Richard III in Washington, D.C. All this and more!
Dylan Matthews writes in Wonkblog:
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson declared “unconditional war” on poverty. Depending on your ideological priors, the ensuing effort was either “a catastrophe” (Heritage’s Robert Rector) or “lived up to our best hopes as a people who value the dignity and potential of every human being” (the White House’s news releaseon the anniversary). Luckily, we have actual data on these matters which clarify what exactly happened after Johnson’s declaration, and the role government programs played.
As West Virginians were learning Thursday of a devastating chemical spill in the Elk River that has rendered water undrinkable for 300,000 people, the US House of Representatives was busy gutting federal hazardous-waste cleanup law. Read more here.
One of the nation’s leading economists, Joel Naroff, is back in the ring for a look at the real costs and benefits of raising the minimum wage. Plus, Gary Arlen, founder and President of Arlen Communications, is in the Jab Room to tell us what turned him on at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas! With Dave Zirin, Sports Siren, luring us to the Edge of Sports with his song…