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What was that SHITSHOW?! Four guests bring their perspectives and reactions of the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. What are the consequences, dangers, and opportunities of a more polarized society? How can stats and data help Biden swing swing voters his way? What's up with Trump's taxes from the perspective of a tax scholar? Felt triggered watching that debate? Because we did!
Isaac Miller (guest in the COVID-19 and unempolyment episode)
Nicole Zhao (guest in Asian American history and Trump supporting immigrant parents episode)
Sumaya Bouadi (upcoming guest on how to create a more redistributive tax policy)
Alaric Qin (upcoming guest on urban planning and race)
(2:30) - Isaac Miller's thoughts on Joe Biden's performance and race.
(5:00) - What can Biden do to increase his debate performance.
(6:00) - How can Biden use facts and data to refute Trump and swing the votes of undecided voters?
(13:00) - Sumaya Bouadi on how do you even debate Trump?
(13:45) - Biden's reference that only Muslims understood!
(16:05) - Trump paid $750 in taxes. Tax law expert responds to Trump's tax deductions. Are they legal?
(20:05) - Abolishing the corporate tax? Preview on how to make tax policy more redistributive and keep Amazon and Jeff Bezos pay their taxes too.
(23:00) - Nicole Zhao on Trump in 2020 versus 2016 debates.
(25:30) - Triggered watching Trump? Toxic narcissistic parents fighting?
(29:00) - Who are swing voters and what do they think?
(31:30) - Does Biden support #blacklivesmatter or police reform?
(33:30) - What did our Chinese American parents think of the debates? Civil war? Third party?
(35:45) - Media wants a performance, not a debate.
(39:45) - Alaric Qin's thoughts on the absurdity of the debates.
(43:30) - Anti-intellectualism, the power of science, data, and experts and political bias in the White House.
(49:00) - Decorum and respect for healthy intellectual debate.
(50:30) - The opportunities and dangers of more polarized and extremist politics.
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Welcome to Progressive Opinions of Color (POC), a podcast that seeks to create space for more people of color in politics and economics. It is more important than ever to think about who we include in the conversations about politics and economics. I am Nancy Wu, your host. I’m also an Asian American woman, an economist, and a huge politics and policy nerd. I triple majored in Economics, Government (Political Science) and Gender Studies at Dartmouth and have a Master’s in Development Economics from Oxford. I work as an Economist full time and have previously worked in economic policy at the White House (under Obama, of course) and progressive think tanks. The goal of this podcast is to engage the Asian American community and other POC and BIPOC voices in an industry that is so heavily represented by old white men. The POC Podcast will host conversations on the 2020 Presidential Election, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, the coronavirus pandemic, the state of the economy, and other pressing topics in politics, economics, and culture, all through perspectives inclusive of the lived experiences of people of color. Whether you're new to politics or already a huge politics nerd, I hope this podcast inspires community and conversation among us. Join me in reimagining politics and economics with underrepresented voices.