The federal government may be shut down, but Wall Street is still working Congress. During a discussion of The Origin of Capitalism, an unexpected call comes from Wall Street Alexis. And Laura Gottesdiener (@gottesdiener) joins the show to discuss her new book, A Dream Foreclosed, about how racist housing policy makes billions for Wall Street.
On the debut episode of Disorderly Conduct, Alexis and Jesse talk about why your federal tax dollars don't go to anything at all, reveal Alexis's dark Republican past, discuss Michelle Alexander's call for us all to 'get out of our lanes', and endorse owls over hawks and doves. They're joined by special guest Demos blogger Matt Bruenig.