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The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.

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Ep. 232: Robert Reich Explains That Donald Trump is a Gangster Capitalist Tyrant and It is the Young People Who Will Save America

Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and was also an economic adviser to Barack Obama. Dr. Reich has written fifteen books, including the best sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations, and Beyond Outrage, and, his most recent, The Common Good. He is also the co-creator of the award-winning documentary, Inequality For All as well as the Netflix original documentary Saving Capitalism.

Dr. Reich explains how extreme social inequality helped to create Donald Trump's presidency and if those fundamental problems are not addressed then Trump is but the first of many American gangster capitalist tyrants. Reich also reflects on the America that could have been if President Roosevelt's Economic Bill of Rights had been implemented, why the right-wing hates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and how America's young people are going to save the country from the evils of the new Gilded Age.

On this week's show, Chauncey DeVega shares his thoughts on the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, the very problematic politics of the new hit movie Best of Enemies, and why Kofi Kingston and Wrestlemania 35 made him happy. Chauncey also puts a human face on America's neoliberal Donald Trumpian gangster capitalist Social Darwinism nightmare by sharing a story about how poor rural white folks go off into the mountains to scavenge for roots when their disability checks run out each month.

And Chauncey warns, again, that Donald Trump's fascist regime is out of control and the assault on the rule of law is reaching what appears to be a never-ending crescendo.

SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW 

After the check is gone: The underground economy has long been a part of rural America, where some receiving disability benefits are forced to work to survive.

Did billionaires pay off Republicans for passing the Trump tax bill?

The Trump Tax Cuts Did One Thing: Give Rich People More Money

How A Trump Proposal Could Reduce 'Happy' Disabled People

Trump Just Purged DHS Because Its Leaders Weren’t Breaking the Law Enough

Trump told CBP head he'd pardon him if he were sent to jail for violating immigration law

IF YOU ENJOYED THIS WEEK'S SHOW YOU MAY LIKE THESE EPISODES OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW AS WELL

Ep. 220: Timothy Snyder Explains How Donald Trump's "National Emergency" Will Be Used to Overthrow American Democracy and the Constitution

Ep. 199: Yes, We Should be Comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler

Ep. 167: Brian Klaas Explains How Donald Trump is the Despot's Apprentice

Ep. 139: Ruth Ben-Ghiat Analyzes Authoritarianism and Donald Trump's Predatory Masculinity

Ep. 134: Timothy Snyder Explains How to Fight Back Against Donald Trump

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