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    The Economy of 2020 Politics

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    On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss the new economy the pandemic has created. The idea of Universal Basic Income is looking like a viable solution.

    Guests:

    Alexander Mercouris - Editor-in-Chief at The Duran.com | Level 3 Lockdowns in UK

    Scott Santens - Writer and Advocate of UBI | Stimulus Package and UBI

    Karen Kwiatkowski - Retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel | Misty Poets

    Bob Wenzel - Economist and Writer | Free Cash! Straight Outta Compton

    Brexit trade talks are underway. There is no clear indication of a deal anytime soon. Editor-in-chief Alexander Mercouris joins the show to explain exactly what is happening in the negotiations.

    The economy is very weird right now. On one hand, tech companies are exploding and the stock market is thriving. On the other hand, millions are out of work and retail spaces are vacant. Writer Scott Santens explains how Universal Basic Income would work versus the short term solution of a stimulus package. Economist Bob Wenzel reports on what Compton is doing to help its residents.

    Misty Poets are Chinese poets who arose from youth dissidents in Mao Era China during the "Democracy Movement" from 1976 to 1980. Karen Kwiatkowski, a journalist and retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, explains how Misty Poets relate to today's global climate.

    We'd love to get your feedback at radio@sputniknews.com

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    Brexit, stimulus, UBI, Mike Pence, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, COVID-19, Donald Trump
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