Our second election-themed crossover panel of the season: We
team up with Mel from Protean Magazine and Dwight and
Shane from Eat the Rich to break down the two billionaires
running in the 2020 Democratic primary: Tom Steyer and Mike
Bloomberg. Who are these men? What do we know about their records?
What could we expect if they somehow became President? And what
does it say about our political system that they've been able to
buy their way into viability?
Additional links/info below...
Reading List ...
- John Surico, Brooklyn Rail, "Mike's Labor
- Libby Watson, Splinter News, "Former Staffers
at Tom Steyer's Political Action Group Say It's Hell to Work
- Nathan Robinson, Current Affairs, "A Republican
Plutocrat Tries To Buy The Democratic Nomination"
- Alan Singer, Huffington Post, "Union-Busting,
- Al Baker, The New York Times, "School Bus Drivers
End Strike, in Win for New York Mayor"
- Melissa Petro, Business Insider, "10 years ago,
Michael Bloomberg called for my removal as a teacher because of my
past in sex work"
- Craig Frazer, Amsterdam News, "Union Official
Protests Cuts in Child Care"
- Joe Maniscalco, Labor Press, "Child Care Workers
Press Bloomberg for Back Pay"
- Michael Howard Saul, The Wall Street Journal,
"Mayor Pledges Tough
Stance on Unions"
- Al Baker, The New York Times, "Teachers Irate as
Bloomberg Likens Union to the N.R.A."
- Dana Rubinstein, Politico, "'Living Sage'
Reminds Bloomberg of Soviet Communism; He Says He'll Stop It in
Court If He Has To"
- Color Lines, "How Does It Feel to
Be Stopped and Frisked?"
- Steven Malanga, City Journal, "Hudson Yards and
New York’s Union (or Non-Union) Future"
- Janaki Chadha, Joe Anuta, & Sally Goldenberg,
Politico, "Related and
Construction Unions Call Truce in Bitter Hudson Yards
- Kim Kelly, The Nation, "This Is a Horror
Story: How Private Equity Vampires Are Killing
Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music
- Lobo Loco, "Malte Junior - Hall"
- Carroll, "Billionaire"