Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Pew Research Center: “Broad Public Support for Coronavirus Aid Package; Just a Third Say It Spends Too Much”
The Debrief with Major Garrett: “$2 Trillion For What?”
The Sum of Us, by Heather McGhee
Atomic Habits, by James Clear
Here’s this week’s chatter:
Emily: The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans–And How We Can Fix It, by Dorothy A. Brown
John: “‘The Secret Apartment’ Is the Story of a Vietnam Vet Who Claims to Have Lived in Veterans Stadium for Years”; The Secret Apartment: Vet Stadium, a surreal memoir, by Tom Garvey; Jeremy Irons Reads the Psalms
David: The Fourth Child, by Jessica Winter
Listener chatter from Seth Milhoan: Sarah Brookbank for the Cincinnati Enquirer: “Del Hall, The Cincinnati Man Who Lives on a Beer-only Diet for Lent, Is Doing It Again and Raising Money”
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss how they decide whether to rescue or abandon a failing project.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.