This episode provides updates on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s austerity policies, homeless school children and soaring medical insurance deductibles. We also respond to questions on the Volkswagen scandal and the Pope’s statements on economics. Finally, we interview Professor Ian Seda-Irizarry on the current crisis in Puerto Rico.
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