Saturday, October 29, 2016

Podcast of the week


Usually they provide a different take on the news and the stories behind the news, usually economically related items, which I don't always agree with, but they bring up points and back them with data.

This week is about how the presidency has slowly morphed, almost to the point some call it a dictatorship.

Season 6, Episode 8 Sure, we all pay lip service to the Madisonian system of checks and balances.
But as one legal scholar argues, presidents have been running roughshod over the system for decades. The result? An accumulation of power that’s turned the presidency into a position the founders wouldn’t have recognized.
At the same time, how powerful is the president really? It’s open for debate — but one legal scholar argues the president’s power is constrained not by the constitution, but rather by the difficulty of leading.

 So who do you want as dictator, Hillary or Trumpie baby?

And I suspect no matter who wins, they will have difficulty leading the country and uniting the country behind them, alas.

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