Today on the program we’re talking trade schemes and wealth redistribution, direct worker action, and why the Trump adiminstration is fighting the war on the media.

Matías Vernengo, Professor of Economics Bucknell University and Naked Keynesianism blogger joins Rick to share his thoughts on the lead trial balloon floated and then shot down by the Trump administration on a 20% tax on Mexican goods to pay for Mr. Trump’s wall, and to discuss why tariffs may not necessarily be a bad thing and more importantly how this plan was a major scheme to redistribute wealth upward. 

Isaiah Poole, Communications Director at People’s Action joins Rick to discuss the first week of the Trump presidency, the incredible Women’s March that dwarfed the presidential inauguration, and the coming wave of direct action and civil disobedience coming in the days, weeks, and months ahead.