What A Day
What A Day
Mar 2, 2021
Read My Lips: More Billionaire Taxes
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The coronavirus relief bill moves to the Senate this week. A group of progressive House Democrats are continuing to push for a minimum wage increase in the bill. Meanwhile, Senator Warren and other Democrats introduced a wealth tax proposal aimed at addressing economic inequality. We talk to Representative Pramila Jayapal about why she's pushing for it now.

Protests in Myanmar are ongoing following the coup last month and the response from the police and military has grown increasingly violent. We review the recent history of the country, and recommend some good resources for digging in deeper. 

And in headlines: President Biden meets virtually with Mexican President Lopez-Obrador, why pharma companies won’t share vaccine blueprints, and former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy is convicted of corruption.

Show Links:

"Is Democracy in Myanmar Dead?"

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/opinion/myanmar-protests.html

Follow journalist Aye Min Thant's on the ground reporting

https://twitter.com/the_ayeminthant

"How a Deadly Power Game Undid Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes"

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/world/asia/myanmar-coup-aung-san-suu-kyi.html


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