This Hawley dude knows which way the political winds are blowing. Look for him to try to run for prez on some kind of economic nationalist/right-wing welfarist program in the future. It is likely that GOP factions will emerge that use rhetoric similar to the Christian Democrats in Europe or Latin America, or Marine LePen’s left-nationalism.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to reports that detail a tremendous increases in shoplifting amid an “explosion in hunger in America.” They also weigh in on the latest stimulus negotiations on Capitol Hill.
Categories: Economics/Class Relations
Tactically speaking, UBI or direct payments/stimulus payments is the way to rope in the right. People in the Chicago school have been begging for all welfare to be transitioned to UBI for a decade, and people on the right would be easily swayed for helicopters of cash if they went to the people directly. MMT wins! And is where smart money is betting we are going regardless…. and then for the wheelbarrows hyper inflated toilet paper.