05/17/24 - A galactic implosion of incompetence

Mark Blyth, political economist at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and Carrie Nordlund, political scientist and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs at Brown University, share their take on the news.

On this episode:

  • 2024 election update: Biden struggles to get his message to Americans, while Trump’s hush-money trial might be playing into his strengths
  • What to think of US presidential polling 6 months out from November’s election
  • SCOTUS term wraps up
  • The muddled political impact of campus protests over Israel’s invasion of Gaza
  • Can the dollar be too strong? 
  • Tariffs, foreign competition, reviving national industry – is it the 1930s or 1800s? 
  • The TikTok "ban” in Congress - national security priority, or tech extortion play?
  • Mark and Carrie are very nice to dogs

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About the Podcast

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Mark and Carrie
Mark Blyth, political economist at The Watson Ins…

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Mark Blyth

Host, Rhodes Center Podcast
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Carrie Nordlund

Co-Host, Mark and Carrie