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May 22, 2018

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–Daniel Cohen, director of the Economics Department at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France and a founding member of the Paris School of Economics, joins David to discuss his latest book, “The Infinite Desire for Growth”

–The 2018 midterm elections and the possible “blue wave” will depend on voter turnout among young progressive and Millenials

–Between the royal wedding and Donald Trump’s erratic tweets, many people never heard about or were distracted from news of the 2nd Trump Tower meeting, this one involving Donald Trump, Jr. and individuals from Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates

–Donald Trump’s aides are increasingly worried that he doesn’t fully grasp the North Korea situation, which should come as no surprise to anybody who has been paying attention

–April was the 400th consecutive warmer-than-average month, a streak dating back to when David was just 9 months old

–Equifax’s own lawyer, Andrew Smith, has been confirmed to run the Federal Trade Commission, which will be overseeing the investigation into Equifax’s massive data breach in yet another example of regulatory capture under the Trump administration

–It is now confirmed that the Republican National Committee is using campaign donations to pay for the legal fees of Trump associates and staffers related to the Trump Russia investigation, including former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks

–Voicemail caller wonders whether the so-called Intellectual Dark Web’s criticisms of Marxism might actually be turning more people onto the work of Karl Marx

–On the Bonus Show: Bernie Sanders is running for re-election, internet browsing might not hurt productivity, Starbucks employees & customers concerned over new policy, much more…

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